Category Archives: Book Reviews

New Post Up at Wineskins: N. T. Wright’s The Meal Jesus Gave Us

Reflections on N. T. Wright’s 1999 book The Meal Jesus Gave Us: Understanding Holy Communion. 

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Worship: The Temple and Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God

To get deeper into the idea of the church as temple, we must first consider the idea of Jesus as temple. This is an idea taught by N. T. Wright in several places and expanded on by Nicholas Perrin in … Continue reading

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Ray Vander Laan Regarding Christmas

Longtime readers will know that I’m a fan of the teaching ministry of Ray Vander Laan. A reader has pointed out to me this audio recording of Ray speaking on Christmas. http://www.followtherabbi.com/uploads/assets/audio/originalsettingofthechr_378.mp3 Enjoy. PS — Additional audio mp3s from Ray … Continue reading

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Kingdom Conspiracy: Thinking It Through, Part 6 (Murder)

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. I’m not going to work my way all the way through the Sermon on the Mount. Rather, I just want to point out … Continue reading

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Kingdom Conspiracy: Thinking It Through, Part 5 (Light)

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. (Mat 5:14-16 ESV) “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.  15 Nor do people … Continue reading

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Kingdom Conspiracy: Thinking It Through, Part 4 (Blessed)

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. (Mat 5:1-10 ESV) Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.  2 … Continue reading

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Kingdom Conspiracy: Thinking It Through, Part 3 (Stanley Hauerwas)

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. So back to Hauerwas — “The heart of the gospel is that you don’t know Jesus without the witness of the church. It’s … Continue reading

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Kingdom Conspiracy: Thinking It Through, Part 2 (Adding to the Church)

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. And I’m still on break. Subject to exceptions. So this is not from McKnight, but I think it fits pretty well with his … Continue reading

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Kingdom Conspiracy: Thinking It Through, Part 1

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. So I’ve been trying to think through all this. What does it mean on the ground. What would things be like if we took … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy: Putting It All Together

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. This is going to be an unusually long post. I decided not to break it into pieces — and so I’ll skip the next … Continue reading

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