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The Conversation Continues: Reader's Comments
Readers respond to Christopher J. H. Wright's "Whole Gospel, Whole Church, Whole World"

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Aaron Benscoter, US

May 13, 2011  10:27pm

Encouraging to see that more and more followers of Jesus are identified that the Gospel is bigger than one transaction. A focus on the full biblical message will likely appeal to today's cultural pastors-educators and academica and the media-instead of drawing their (perhaps well-placed) ire. Carry on.

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Suman Aghamkar, India

October 07, 2010  1:31am

I congratulate to you for writing a thought-provoking paper. Yes the Church of Jesus Christ will not grow with paid workers, the whole church needs to take the gospel to the whole world. It will not be done unless we train our laity, encourage them to take the Great commission seriously. Apart from this, we also need to take the market place ministry seriously. There is a huge number of Christians working in secular field and we need to train them, equip them so they can share the Gospel with their co-workers. Thus training and equipping Christians is very important, when we think of reaching the whole world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Pastor David Bashir, Pakistan

August 17, 2010  5:32am

I want to be a part of Lausane convention and listen, learn more while staying with other beleivers and I like share the gospel of Lord Jesus Christ with other. May the God richly bless you all amen.

Dr. P. S. Shalem Raju, India

June 15, 2010  8:49am

Paul talks about - "my gospel". Taking gospel to the whole world truly require for the church to understand first of all, Paul's "my gospel". As I realize, church never kept much effort and desire to understand "my gospel" of Paul. Conglomeration of gospel is not going to provide ground solutions to the whole world.

D. Kenny, Australia

March 31, 2010  6:43am

All who are involved directly in serving God in His redemptive plan for all peoples are missionaries. This includes the on-field works, the intercessors, the mobilizers, the senders, the welcomes, the organisers, the strategists....whomever we are and however Christ chooses to use us to reach the nations. However, people must be made aware of the centrality of world evangelisation to God's plan as it unfurls in the Bible. I love that the Lausanne Movement is focused on the cross, as it is here that we see Jesus as the fulfilment of God's redemptive plan and the inauguration of His redemptive programme, for which we are now the workers. May many many MANY more come to understand His desire to reach the nations! For the glory of His name He will do it, and we will follow.

Priscila de F. B. G. Cardim, Brazil

March 28, 2010  9:54pm

We need more love of God and unity, the quality of being complete. "The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts;and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ." We can see the signs. There is no time to lose. Jesus is coming back soon! Maranata! Hasten, people of God!

CD, U.S.A.

March 06, 2010  8:26pm

History shows "the whole church - all Christians" will not respond to world mission. It sounds good in theory, though. Because, being involved in mission requires further commitment. Focus should be to raise up those who are willing to make that commitment. We need new breed of "mission Christians/workers" around the world.

GLABLEORDEPLE, Guam

March 02, 2010  10:27pm

The response to local and national disasters is great but it's a real shame that so many citizens take advantage of the sad situations. I mean everytime there is an earthquake, a flood, an oil spill - there's always a group of heartless people who rip off tax payers. This is in response to reading that 4 of Oprah Winfreys "angels" got busted ripping off the system. Shame on them! http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/08/19/crimesider/entry5251471.shtm l

Pastor Faly Rajaonarison, MAYOTTE

November 16, 2009  2:25pm

As a Pastor of one French Protestant Church in the Island Mayotte, I see that christians are constantly need to be remembered about their mission, so that they will not think that mission is just a task of clergy or missionaries

Clyde Taber, USA

November 02, 2009  3:04pm

Chris Wright offers helpful categories and definitions on which we can build Spirit-led thinking that leads to Spirit-led action. I have not recently read the Lausanne statement, but I hope the concept of the "kingdom of God" is tightly woven into this important conversation. As I perused the article and responses, it feels overlooked. Note to editor: It would be helpful to have the post-dates of each entry included. It was not clear in what order the posts were made.

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