“But all the while, there was one thing we most needed even from the start, and certainly will need from here on out into the New Jerusalem: the ability to take our FREEDOM seriously and act on it, to live not in fear of mistakes but in the knowledge that no mistake can hold a candle to the love that draws us home…Grace – the imperative to hear the music, not just listen for errors – makes all infirmities occasions of glory.” ―Robert Farrar Capon
Vertical Life is an organization on a mission to announce the freedom of the Gospel without ignoring the African-ness of the people we are called to serve.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1)
The Church does not talk about freedom that much. Rather, church people love to talk about how they can achieve freedom minus the gospel. This may be through associating with successful friends, quitting your job and starting a business, leaving on your own, etc. we love freedom, but we have not experienced it until we are encountered by a counter-intuitive God whose idea of freedom turns all our notions of freedom on their heads.
Can the Gospel set you free? How does it set you free? What are the implications of Gospel freedom? With the aid of the law and gospel hermeneutic, these and many questions are answered by our writers who live on two continents and four different countries. We currently do this through blog articles and an audio podcast. Other avenues will be added as resources allow us to.
At a broader level, we seek to equip the church, and church leaders with resources to enable them ravel in the grace and forgiveness that they already have in Jesus Christ.