The Gospel is the message of how Jesus Christ saved us. According to the Lutheran Confessions, the Gospel teaches that human creatures “cannot be justified before God by their own strength, merits, or works, but are freely justified for Christ’s sake through faith, when they believe that they are received into favor and that their sins are forgiven for Christ’s sake, who by His death, has made satisfaction for our sins. This faith God accounts as righteousness in His sight” (Augsburg Confession IV and V). To draw a contrast, our message will not center on those spiritual emphases often portrayed in mainstream media, such as moralism (“we earn God’s favor by doing good”), a shallow spirituality proclaiming an indulgent “loving” god apart from Jesus Christ, or messages aimed primarily at promoting or influencing political issues. Some of these approaches may have value in their place, others actually militate against the Gospel, but none are the central Christian message of the Great Commission – that Jesus Christ is our Savior. This is the Gospel we are committed to convey through media.