Kingdom Conspiracy: Reflections

kingdom_conspiracyBack in fall, Brazos Press sent over a copy of Scot McKnight’s newest release, Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. I am very grateful for the book, as I appreciate McKnight’s biblical-theological approaches.

Scot McKnight, professor at Northern Seminary, is one of the leading New Testament scholars of today. In all, this was a needed book in the discussion around our understanding of three key theological areas: the kingdom of God, church and mission. Continue reading

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Kingdom Conspiracy

kingdom_conspiracyA month or so ago, I received a review copy of Scot McKnight’s newest release through Brazos Press. It’s entitled Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. McKnight is one of the leading New Testament scholars alive today and I have personally appreciated his writings, especially his 2 books The Blue Parakeet and The King Jesus Gospel. You can also check out his blog, Jesus Creed.

His new release is almost like a “part 2” of The King Jesus Gospel, taking us a bit further in not just understanding the gospel, but the kingdom of God and the church. Continue reading

The Rule of Christ in Our World Today?

Last night, I finished up Tom Wright’s book, Simply Jesus. I plan to provide a short review of the book, along with its companion, How God Became King. But, for now, I thought I would share a quote from the book which I found challenging.

As is his approach in many of his books, in the final chapter, Wright brings out some practical implications on the subject at hand, mainly what it means for Jesus to be king in our world today. To this question, here are some of his thoughts on what this might look like: Continue reading

Non-negotiables

In my last post, I mentioned a special gathering of some of our more mature as well as younger leaders, within Global Horizons, gathering together for discussion and prayer. In the discussions, we talked about some of the ‘non-negotiables’ that have become near and dear to our hearts. Not in any sense of wanting to break fellowship with others who might not hold to these things, but those foundation stones, even revelations, that the Lord has shown as dear to his own heart.

Of course, there is already a sense of the importance of the essentials of the faith, centred in Christ and the gospel, his death and resurrection. But these points came forth as part of the charismatic restoration movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s. These became so very important, as we understood them as important to Christ himself.

So I list them here. They are in no particular order and some of them repeat somewhat. But these stand as non-negotiable foundation stones of Christ, the cornerstone, and the apostolic-prophetic foundation that has been and is being laid (Eph 2:19-22). Continue reading

God’s Original Intention For Humanity

This past Sunday, I spoke about God’s original intention for humanity from the beginning. It’s not too dissimilar to what I wrote about yesterday. This was a continuation of our series on the kingdom of God at Cornerstone.

So feel free to listen to the message below, or you can download and listen from our podcast or iTunes. Also, my notes are posted below as a summary of the message. Continue reading