The Gospel is a very dangerous idea

How do you answer someone who says, “We just need to concentrate on the Gospel?”

Walter Brueggemann: We have to ask what we mean by “concentrating on the Gospel.” That has to do with study and interpretation, and it obviously has to do with transformative revolutionary action. The Gospel is a very dangerous idea. We have to see how much of that dangerous idea we can perform in our own lives. There is nothing innocuous or safe about the Gospel. Jesus did not get crucified because he was a nice man.

From Honest Speech and Transformative Potential: An Interview with Walter Brueggemann