In a couple previous posts (here and here) I've been meditating on how the gospel—the good news of Jesus—is the solution to all human problems. In the last post I traced one "pattern" of how the gospel might work to address a given problem that someone is dealing with. In this post I'll sketch two more patterns. The gospel as the third way The gospel solves our problems as the unexpected third way that transcends two common, bipolar alternatives to dealing with our problems.
A couple months ago I wrote a meditation on how the gospel of Jesus Christ solves all our problems. I have continued thinking about this and trying to live it out, and along the way it seemed worthwhile to try to define "all our problems." I was driven to this by something both good and bad I found in the writings of some of those who talk about the gospel as the solution to all of our problems. Here and there I found lists of various human problems, the sinful thinking in th