The "Gospel" Abolition

Can we just stop people in the church from using terms like “gospel-focused” or “gospel-centered” for the next couple of years? It seems this has been the terminology du jour much in the same way that there used to be “Christ-centered” or “Bible-based” as these good-sounding but ill-defined adjectives that various strains of evangelicals have applied to themselves, their churches, or whatever for no real reasons other than the terms sound good and give people good feelings.

I am sure that in all cases the use of these terms started out as well-meaning and sincere but once they went mainstream they were applied so broadly that they soon lost whatever value they may have had. The word “gospel” as an adjective is headed in the same direction.