by Herb Montgomery
Liberation theologies, especially within the context of the Jesus story, speak out from the experiences of those whom this world prioritizes as last. Jesus envisioned a day with those who are presently “last” are prioritized the same as those who are presently “first.” His gospel was the announcement that this kind of a world was not only possible, but that it had already begun in the community of those who chose to follow his life and teachings. This month we are featuring a presentation from our series Appalachian Jesus where we are not considering merely a gospel about Jesus, but the good news Jesus himself taught in the gospel narratives. May your hope be renewed and your feet set to action in following this Jesus more deeply as you listen to this month’s featured presentation—Jesus’ Gospel.