Many evangelical book publishers, churches, ministries and individuals claim to be gospel-centered, gospel-driven, etc. Google search “gospel-centered” and you’ll find a staggering 5,600,000 results, while Amazon produces over 2,000 “gospel-centered” products. (Tim Challies provides a helpful breakdown of some key books and ministries here.)
Much like First Things editor R.R. Reno recently imposing a ban on robust, I suggest we consider similar sanctions on gospel-centered, driven, etc. Can’t we be more creative in our descriptions? One day “gospel-driven” and similar monikers risk becoming like the word evangelical.
Syndrome’s council has robust gospel-centered implications: