The Kingdom’s inescapability

There are scores of impressively constructed, entirely on-target passages in John Bright's book

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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)

Regressive awareness (1)

A recently published word study was not exactly revelatory for me, yet it did guide me back to that type of investigation in the Kingdom sphere.  (Here is my follow-up inquiry on the word frequency data.).  Quite a bit of dialogue—or, more accurately, a series of solitary interjections—came later.  On the whole, it seems to me … Continue reading Regressive awareness (1)