My Rob Bell Exposed video on youtube has garnered a lot of criticism from those in the emergent camp. This has already been discussed extensively on this blog so I won't retread old ground. But I will zero in on one common complaint. There are many who have asked for me to bring an alternative to the table. If I don't like Nooma videos then why don't I come up with an alternative.
Well, my 5 "Trooma" videos are now ready to go. They are five short youtube videos between two and three minutes long that are meant to combine into a simple, clear, and thorough Gospel presentation. In my recent series "The Anatomy Of The Gospel" I identified five core elements of a Gospel proclamation.
1. The Holiness of God.
2. The sinfulness of man.
3. The necessity of judgment.
4. The Atoning work of Christ.
5. The human response it demands.
The five videos will each be devoted to one of those subjects in the above mentioned order. I am not deluded enough to think that they can match the production quality of the Nooma videos. But I hope you will agree that their content is thought provoking, biblically sound, and a compelling presentation of the Christian Gospel. My Danish friends Filip Ray and Jonas Bock looked after the entire technical side allowing me to devote my time to preparing the script and presenting it. Jonas has also done an outstanding job with production, editing, and Danish subtitles on a shoestring budget. Coming Monday, I look forward to presenting part 1 of this series.
As a prelude, I have included this video of Paul Washer and his diagnosis of the "modern gospel" . . .
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