Jesus’ Unusual Kingdom

Jesus’ Unusual Kingdom

When Jesus says, “My Kingdom is not of this world,” He is saying, “My Kingdom is not like this world.” Jesus is saying that we, as Christ followers, are different. We are supposed to be different. Our churches are not to be operated like this world. “Church” is an...
My Own Journey in Kingdom-of-God-Thinking

My Own Journey in Kingdom-of-God-Thinking

In spite of my extensive theological and mission training, I never looked at the church through the lens of the Kingdom of God during my days in school. In seminary, I read George Eldon Ladd’s classical book, The Gospel of the Kingdom: Scriptural Studies in the...
The Ten Paths to Kingdom Weirdness

The Ten Paths to Kingdom Weirdness

When Jesus started the greatest movement on the planet, He spent most of His effort with twelve ordinary men and taught them Kingdom culture. He used stories: “parables”—a word rarely used today. These stories began, “The Kingdom of God is like….” In the Kingdom...