Is the Gospel Offensive?

Yes…yes it is.

In a few days I will be writing a review of Andy Stanley’s Deep and Wide, until then check out this quote from the book. It illustrates the tension between “going deep” and “going wide,” and it shows that you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other. You can go Deep and Wide.

We don’t mind offending people with the gospel. We assume we will offend people with the gospel. As a preacher, it’s my responsibility to offend people with the gospel. That’s one reason we work so hard not to offend them in the parking lot, the hallway, at the check-in, or in the early portions of our service.

Deep and Wide


4 thoughts on “Is the Gospel Offensive?

  1. The Gospels in of and by themselves aren’t offensive, but the interpretations by preachers usually are.

  2. Hi, I am from Australia.
    Please find a completely different Understanding of the fabricated origins and institutional political purposes of the “New” Testament.

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