I came the across What is the gospel?Â in Rachel Held Evans‘Â Sunday Superlatives 6/9/2013. She gaveÂ Krish Kandiah’s interview ofÂ N.T. Wright* Â the distinction ofÂ Best Interview.Â Did Evans come across What is the gospel?Â in a “ramp up” to her recentÂ Ask N.T. Wright . . .? In the midst of all the difficult material posted on herÂ blog, I was encouraged thatÂ Sunday Superlatives 6/9/2013Â beganÂ withÂ Larissa Willard’s Tribute to her grandfather Dallas Willard.
What a gospel legacy left to us by Dallas Willard (1935-2013), Professor in the School of Philosophy, University of Southern California (USC).** Let’s join Larissa in Dallas’ (and what I consider Wright’s) call toÂ Give ’em Heaven!Â . . . Stepping forward in the joy and confidence given to us by God and the humble knowledge that as Emerging Scholars we are like dwarves sitting/standing on the shoulders of giantsÂ :)Â To God be the glory!
*N.T. WrightÂ is currently serving asÂ Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at University of St Andrews. As many of you know, N.T. Wright has written a number of pieces for InterVarsity Press (IVP). For his IVP author page, click here.
**If you haven’t already done such, I encourage you to readÂ Thank you. You can rest Dallas Willard.Â by Joe Thackwell, Graduate & Faculty Ministry, USC.
About the author:
Tom enjoys daily conversations regarding living out the Biblical Story with his wife Theresa and their four girls, around the block, at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church (where he teaches adult electives and co-leads a small group), among healthcare professionals as the Northeast Regional Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), and in higher ed as a volunteer with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). For a number of years, the Christian Medical Society / CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine was the hub of his ministry with CMDA. Note: Tom served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA for 20+ years, including 6+ years as the Associate Director of ESN. He has written for the ESN blog from its launch in August 2008. He has studied Biology (B.S.), Higher Education (M.A.), Spiritual Direction (Certificate), Spiritual Formation (M.A.R.), Ministry to Emerging Generations (D.Min.). To God be the glory!