The Centrality of Christ, Discipleship, and the Church’s Struggle for Justice and Peace
The church would not be the church of Jesus Christ if it failed to fulfill the one mission bestowed upon it by Jesus Christ after his resurrection, namely to preach and teach the gospel. The church owes its very existence to the word and sacrament. The voice of the preacher can be heard by all. The water of baptism is visible to all. The bread and wine can be tasted by all.
The themes of this book have been the daily passions of Frederick Trost: The church's faithful worship, sound theology, fellowship of love, and mission of justice to a divided and violent world.
The writers develop their themes on the nature and purpose of the church in acknowledgement of Trost's faithful ministry in and in that church.
Crane, Richard, "The Centrality of Christ, Discipleship, and the Church’s Struggle for Justice and Peace" (2001). Biblical, Religious, & Philosophical Studies Educator Scholarship. 12.