Rev Derwyn begins a new sermon series today. Over the next 5 weeks in the season of Easter, he will explore a different perspective or view on what the Gospel proclamation means or how it works. Each of these sermons will try to be as objective as possible on each view without providing evaluation so that the views can be seen for what they are. On the last Sunday of Easter, he will put together a synopsis of what we can conclude after learning about this range of thought.
Having different ideas about what Jesus's death and resurrection mean is nothing new to the Church. There was much exploration and debate in the first centuries of the Church's history and it has continued through the Reformation to today. These five perspectives are not comprehensive, nor do they represent the only views expressed, but they do provide a survey that will enable good reflection and discussion about the essential Gospel proclamation.