Personally, I am convinced that Jesus’ good news was and is better news than we have been led to believe by the conventional view. . . . . . . . . .Jesus in the conventional view has little or nothing to say regarding the world’s global crisis. The real issue is our individual souls and their eternal postmortem destiny. We are so familiar with this version of Jesus and the gospel that it is truly difficult to imagine any other alternative. It’s as if we’ve only seen trained lions in circuses behind iron bars, snarling at whips snapped by performing trainers, jumping through hoops, and leaping through rings of fire; we can’t imagine what a lion living wild and free on the Serengeti Plain would be like. We’ve got to release Jesus into the wild of his native habitat to let a fresh view emerge.