The gospel begins and ends with God. Jesus makes God's action good news. But the word "Jesus" alone doesn't help me; such Jesus is a nice guy, but I need Jesus Christ, God's anointed.
But not everyone will grow and change.
Christ effected our reconciliation with God and invested in us, so that we may become teeming vessels of witness and service to others.
Scholars disagree about how Jesus understood his life and mission. Countless labels have been applied to him. But everyone agrees that he existed, right?
We asked God to say something definite and God, getting personal, sent Jesus Christ. We were surprised.
Social ethicist Gary Dorrien talked to Century executive editor David Heim after writing his cover story on "the case against Wall Street."
Americans went into the Civil War believing that God was on their side, and they ended the war believing the same.
In 1983, Kenneth Mitchell and Herbert Anderson wrote that "death is only one form of loss." This would have been unthinkable for Christians half a century earlier.
Here is my unscientific rule: if Martin Luther treated a biblical book with disdain, then that book is really popular in modern Africa.