(Becoming) Lovers in a Dangerous Time: Discipleship as Gift and Task in 1 John

Michael J. Rhodes

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 2/8/2021

Issue: Johannine Epistles (Vol. 41, No 1, Winter, 2021)

In a time of turmoil, the Christian community is challenged to become the witness to Christ's love in the world, literally by becoming lovers (of the world) by imitating the Beloved. We are called to become disciples of the God who showered love on us through the incarnation and atoning death of Christ. In his example we have the courage to love.

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