Gregg suspects these books are written within (and so informed by) an evangelical Christianity that has wrongly set truth above love, rather than understanding their primacy and yet mutuality. The impact is that by being unaware of this misalignment they cannot help but perpetuate it, leading to poorer understandings of God, ourselves, and our world.
Gregg’s wonders if the message of some in the evangelical genre might be sharpened and course-corrected by a rich integration of text and life, understanding and experience, God’s truth (and truth generally) and the love of God (being loved by God and loving God in return)?
John questions Gregg as to where he gets the notion of “love and truth” Gregg constantly advocates. After giving some background and reasoning for his position Gregg issues a challenge to John and anyone listening to suggest a better alternative.
In other words, if “love and truth / truth and love” are not central to who God is and what is essential to human being, what terms would you put forth as better encompassing these things?
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