Archive Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Gospel Project:
A Birdseye View from the Blue Ridge Mountains

August 22, 2012

By Emir Caner


Most of us in our forties – what I call the Seinfeld Generation – remember the old Southern Baptist literature, much of which was shallower than an oasis in the midst of the Mohave Desert.  The study was topical and usually began and ended with the question, “What does that passage mean to me.”  For years we have longed for a curriculum that gave an in-depth, exegetical study of Scriptural passages that expounded authorial intent while also attaching a personal and contemporary application.  We were tired of the scratch-n-sniff study strategy that had long defined much of Sunday School curriculum inside and outside our Convention.

When The Gospel Project was announced, many in my limited circle, including local pastors and trustees of Truett-McConnell College, began studying the material and giving positive reviews of the lessons.  And there is much to be commended.  It is quite refreshing to see quotes from theological giants like Martin Luther, the great Reformer who proclaimed once again, “The just shall live by faith.”  Early Church Fathers are quoted repeatedly, something that makes this church historian very pleased.  While these men are not known by many, they should be. Important theological questions engage the mind of the reader such as, “What about those who have never heard the Gospel?” Continue reading

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August 21, 2012

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The Gospel Project:
A Birdseye View from the Blue Ridge Mountains

By Emir Caner

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