“I have been thinking about and writing about kingdom for nearly twenty years now, and I first published something about kingdom at an extensive level in 1999 in A New Vision for Israel. At that time I was already connecting ‘kingdom’ to ‘Israel’ but I was in a historical mode and not much of a theological mode.
“As my life shifted into college student teaching, I began to think about that view of kingdom more and more theologically so that I could explain the significance of kingdom to students who were wondering why this term even mattered. I published a few observations about kingdom in this more theological mode in books like Embracing Grace,, and The King Jesus Gospel.
“But I wasn’t happy because (1) I wasn’t sorting out what I was seeing in the Bible comprehensively enough and (2) I was hearing an increasing use of this term in ways that bothered me because the uses were veering far from what the Bible means.
“So, there, that’s why I wrote this book: to set out my thoughts in the context of an increasing popularity of a term that was being used in ways significantly different than the Bible’s use.”
Read the entire interview, “Skinny Jeans, Ruffled Feathers, and Kingdom Mission,” here.
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Matthew94 shared some highlights from Scot McKnight’s recent talk at Northeastern Seminary.
iGods by Craig Detweiler won an Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Top Shelf Book Cover Award.
Congratulations to art director Paula Gibson for her input and direction on this excellent cover.
The 2014 Top Shelf Book Cover Awards were presented during a PUBu session held on October 21 at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.