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Scot McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy: Kingdom Redemption

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. We skip a bit ahead, so we can talk about — First, kingdom mission admits the primacy of evangelism but sees the locus of … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy: Defining “Mission” in Kingdom Terms, Part 3

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. Seventh, kingdom mission as church mission means the kingdom citizen is compelled by love to “good deeds” or “doing good” in the public sector. … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy: Defining “Mission” in Kingdom Terms, Part 2

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. Fourth, kingdom mission as church mission means forming and indwelling a local church fellowship. The most political thing you and I as followers of … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy: Defining “Mission” in Kingdom Terms, Part 1

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. In chapter 7, Scot lays out 9 observations for the nature of the local church in terms of the kingdom of heaven. First, kingdom … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy: Defining “Kingdom”

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. I’m skipping quite a bit of material — to make sure you buy the book. And it’s a good book, an easy read, and … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy: Distinguishing the Ideal from Reality

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. It often seems that we want to use “church” to refer to the imperfect, often messy reality of Christians in community today, and we … Continue reading

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Apologetics: O, To See With the Eyes of God

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Post up at Wineskins

Matt Dabbs recently posted on 10 Predictions about the Future of Churches of Christ. In response, I’ve posted Reflecting on “10 Predictions about the Future of Churches of Christ.” In particular, I address the relationship of parachurch organizations to the … Continue reading

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MDR: A Question from an Elder

I’ve gotten this question from a number of readers lately. It seems there’s a fresh questioning of the traditional view blowing across the Churches — a very good thing. I have read your book, “But If You Do Marry,” and … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 11:17-34 (FAQs)

Q. Should we practice open or closed communion? A. The Churches of Christ have always practiced open communion. Following Alexander Campbell’s counsel to neither “invite nor debar,” the Churches never refuse communion to anyone present (other than an unbaptized child). Most Churches … Continue reading

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