Countdown Day 30

We do not sense in the gospel of Jesus a once-upon-a-time newness. We do not experience the gospel as new only in contrast to something called the “Old Testament,” leaving the gospel over time to grow arthritic, hardened, stiff, and crotchety. No, we sense in the gospel a perpetual fountain of youthful newness, an ongoing advent, a constant beginning, a continually generative genesis, always fermenting like new wine, a tide that rises, wave by wave. (28)

From A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith (available February 9, 2010)