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Convictional Communities

Yesterday I mentioned a concept of a “conviction” as developed by James M. Smith and Jim McClendon. They say of convictions: A conviction [is] a persistent belief such that if X (a person or community) has a conviction it will not easily be relinquished … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight’s The Kingdom Conspiracy

In his latest book, The Kingdom Conspiracy, Scot McKnight cuts across the grain of both recent scholarship and contemporary ministry practice. Biblical and theological scholarship for some time now has insisted that kingdom and church are two different things, generally … Continue reading

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Karl Barth on the Modern Marginalization of Ecclesiology

In Church Dogmatics IV.1 p 150, Barth writes: “It was an intolerable truncation of the Christian message when the older Protestantism steered the whole doctrine of the atonement—and with it, ultimately, the whole of theology—into the cul de sac of … Continue reading

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