This begins the last week of our interactive study, as I have said in the past, our study is only as good as that of the participation level. If at all possible please read chapter 6 of the book When Christians Get It Wrong by Adam Hamilton. You can also watch the sermon based on the chapter, When Christian’s Get it Right. preached by Reverend Hamilton. Please also remember the ground rules we are using which I took from Allan R. Bevere: This is a place to reflect upon important (and some not so important) matters. If you read something you disagree with, don’t get angry; leave a comment in response and join the discussion. Passionate and lively debate is a great thing and is encouraged in the context of civility. Comments that include name-calling, insults, and profanity will be deleted.
Overview: Hamilton reminds us that the focus of this book is on how we (Christians) are perceived by young adults who have rejected Christianity. This is a chapter where Hamilton highlights the good things that people do and what it looks like when we “get it.”
Observations from the book and the sermon: Hamilton writes on page 109, “if you boiled down the gospel to one word, it would be love.” Hamilton introduces to the reader what Scott McKnight calls the “Jesus Creed.” This is a chapter on Love in Action.
As we have done in the past weeks, please share with me about your general impressions of this chapter. What areas did you find challenging? What areas did you find yourself in agreement? What would you like to discuss more fully?
I look forward to your responses.