2. This gospel is about one thing: humans gaining access to God's presence.
3. This gospel creates and individualist Christian life.
4. This gospel sets the tone for the entire evangelical movement.
5. This gospel leads to spiritual formation being entirely about "me and God."
6. The evangelical gospel has created a need for evangelical monasteries.
7. The evangelical gospels turns the local church into a volunteer society that is unnecessary.
8. The evangelical gospel is rooted in Theism or Deism, but not the Trinity.
In the previous article linked above, McKnight notes the following:
But, we must be more willing to ask this question: Why all the emphasis on love and peace and reconciliation and community in the Bible if these elements are not central to the spiritual life? Is not the Bible's emphasis less on the individual being transformed than the community being created in which that individual finds transformation? Do our spiritual formation courses adequately address community formation?
There, he also finally concludes:
This is resounding stuff. I just visited a couple of church services last week in another city/state and heard what would be classified as "good sermons" and experienced "dynamic worship" and I have to say that the emphasis was exactly what McKnight talks about - a gospel focused on self and dealing with the "sin problem" between the individual and God. I will not take for granted the leadership at my congregation and the teaching that emphasizes the communal aspects of spiritual formation!