Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church
Scot McKnight challenges the common misuse and misapplication of the idea of "kingdom" in today's churches. He shows that the present-day preoccupation with influencing society, culture, and politics distracts us from the mission of God: to build the local church....
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Scot McKnight challenges the common misuse and misapplication of the idea of "kingdom" in today's churches. He shows that the present-day preoccupation with influencing society, culture, and politics distracts us from the mission of God: to build the local church.
:An Award-Winning Challenge to Popular Ideas of the Kingdom
According to Scot McKnight, "kingdom" is the biblical term most misused by Christians today. It has taken on meanings that are completely at odds with what the Bible says and has become a buzzword for both social justice and redemption. In Kingdom Conspiracy, McKnight offers a sizzling biblical corrective and a fiercely radical vision for the role of the local church in the kingdom of God. Now in paper.
Praise for Kingdom Conspiracy
2015 Outreach Resources of the Year Award Winner
One of Leadership Journal's Best Books for Church Leaders in 2014
"This is a must-read for church leaders today."--Publishers Weekly
"A timely resource for the missional church to reexamine some basic assumptions that impact church practice in the everyday."--Outreach
Scot McKnight (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) is the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University. Prior to joining the NPU faculty in 1994, he was a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has written widely on the historical Jesus, Christian spirituality, and the Emerging Church. One of McKnight's more popular books, The Jesus Creed, won the Christianity Today's book award for 2004 in the area of Christian living. McKnight's blog, JesusCreed.org, has been a popular site for Emerging Church discussion.
His other publications include: The Real Mary: Why Evangelical Christians Can Embrace the Mother of Jesus; Praying with the Church: Following Jesus Daily, Hourly, Today; Jesus and His Death: Historiography, the Historical Jesus, and Atonement Theory; Embracing Grace: A Gospel for All of Us; Turning to Jesus: The Sociology of Conversion in the Gospels; The Story of the Christ, with Philip Law; and 1 Peter and Galatians in NIV Application Commentary.
His most recent publications include The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible and James (New International Commentary on the New Testament).
- :<b>contents<br></b>1. Skinny Jeans Kingdom<br>2. Pleated Pants Kingdom<br>3. Tell Me The Kingdom Story<br>4. Kingdom Mission Is All About Context<br>5. Kingdom Is People<br>6. No Kingdom Outside The Church<br>7. Kingdom Mission As Church Mission<br>8. The King Of The Kingdom<br>9. Kingdom Redemption Unleashed<br>10. Kingdom Is A Moral Fellowship<br>11. Kingdom Is Hope<br>12. Kingdom Theses<br>appendix 1: The Constantinian Temptation<br>appendix 2: Kingdom Today<br>after Words<br>indexes