Gospel-This and Gospel-That

The Reformed Reader

Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction It probably goes without saying that in conservative evangelical circles there’s a “gospel” movement.  I mean this in a positive way: evangelicals are using phrases like “gospel-centered” this or that.  Although these types of phrases are sometimes ambiguous and somewhat trendy, I’m glad Christians are focusing on the gospel.

At the same time, I wonder if this “gospel-centered” movement puts enough emphasis on the Holy Trinity.  Do books, sermons, and conferences on “gospel-centered” this or that explain and apply the gospel in trinitarian way?  I appreciate how Michael Bird said it:

“The God we are confronted with in the gospel is the Triune God.  The gospel and the Trinity are internally configured toward each other because the saving acts of God point to a God who exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The salvation that the gospel promises portrays the Father as choosing, Christ as redeeming, and the Spirit…

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