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On Break

I’m taking a week or two off. Need a break. In the meantime, you might spend some time over at Wineskins.

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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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1 Corinthians 12:4-12 (“the body is one”)

Paul gets into the meat of his argument in a classic Trinitarian passage — (1Co 12:4-6 ESV) Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;   5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord;   … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 12:1-3 (speaking in the Spirit of God)

In chapter 12, Paul continues to discuss the assembly — a subject that continues to the end of chapter 14. However, the focus now shifts from the Lord’s Supper to the exercise of spiritual gifts. (1Co 12:1 ESV) Now concerning … 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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Progressive Church of Christ Blogs and Groups

I just purged this list of blogs and discussion groups. I deleted a dozen or so entries because the address is no longer active or the blog hasn’t had activity in a very long time — two or three years. Where … 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: 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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