I’m growing weary of certain buzzwords in evangelical circles. Words like mission(al) and gospel. Not that these aren’t important and useful words when used in the appropriate context. But all too often they are overused and under-defined. We have gospel focused missional groups engaging in missional gospel activities for the cause of the gospel’s mission. These terms are used in books, blogs, conferences, and church websites. The nuanced uses are confusing at best. And contrary to what the people who use them think, there is a day coming when these words will no longer mean what they now mean. They will go out of style in favor of a new set of buzzwords. So let’s not get too focused on them. Because you know what isn’t going out of style? Jesus.
He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is not a buzzword. He is always relevant. He will never go out of style. Let’s talk about Jesus and actually use his name when we do.