Campbell’s Kingdom

The following Kingdom thoughts come from the writings of reformer Alexander Campbell (1788-1866): It was not until his death that the veil of the temple was rent; that the things "which could not be shaken were shaken."  It was then, and not till then, that he nailed the legal institution to the cross. Then, and … Continue reading Campbell’s Kingdom

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Two empires (2 of 2)

Jesus Manifesto, by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola, includes a chapter entitled "A Collision of Two Empires."  Some wonderfully provocative verbiage appears in this chapter.  This is the second of two posts in which I'm sharing quotations.  In this case, there is only a minimum of commentary.    It is a Christian's fatal conceit to … Continue reading Two empires (2 of 2)

Two empires (1 of 2)

Jesus Manifesto, by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola, includes a chapter entitled "A Collision of Two Empires."  Some wonderfully provocative verbiage appears in this chapter, and I'd like to share some of it, with some commentary.  For length reasons alone, I'll split this into two posts. A good definition of the kingdom of God is … Continue reading Two empires (1 of 2)

Regressive awareness (4)

This final post follows from this one, this one and this one, in which I began sharing commentary on a post on the Logos Academic Blog.  Here is the most substantial, worthy comment from someone else on that article.  Please note the reliance on data and the good follow-up questions, and please don't miss my summary statement at the bottom.  … Continue reading Regressive awareness (4)

Regressive awareness (2)

This post follows from the previous one, in which I began sharing commentary on a post on the Logos Academic Blog.  Here, a commenter named Daniel speaks matter-of-factly.  I disagree with him sharply but appreciate his tone. Daniel:  The reason that the kingdom is rarely referenced after the Synoptics, especially in Paul’s epistles, is because it has … Continue reading Regressive awareness (2)