Tomorrow – June 22, 2012 – will mark three years since “A Jesus Manifesto” (the essay) was nailed to the Internet door by Leonard Sweet and me.
Seeing that it’s the third anniversary of our manifesto, I thought it would be fitting to repost it along with all the links to the supplemental materials, including the 200-page book that was given birth by the essay.
Many of you are new to the blog since June 2009, so you probably never read the original manifesto. In many ways, my new book Beyond Evangelical picks up where Jesus Manifesto leaves off.
A Magna Carta for Restoring the Supremacy of Jesus Christ
A Jesus Manifesto for the 21st Century Church
by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola
Christians have made the gospel about so many things . . . things other than Christ.
Jesus Christ is the gravitational pull that brings everything together and gives them significance, reality, and meaning. Without him, all things lose their value. Without him, all things are but detached pieces floating around in space.
It is possible to emphasize a spiritual truth, value, virtue, or gift, yet miss Christ . . . who is the embodiment and incarnation of all spiritual truth, values, virtues, and gifts. Continue Reading…