This blog is having an
existential crisis

While I tinker with a new design, I’m also pondering how, what, and why I write here. I don’t know how long that will take, but you’re welcome to email me and see how things are progressing.

Stress-testing the
mind of Christ

Where a recovering ex-atheist rams the Bible into other worldviews to see what breaks (note: Scripture cannot be broken)

What is the kingdom of God? Part 10: the urgency of preaching Jesus as king of the western world

Why do the gospels represent the good news as being about the “kingdom of God”? What is this kingdom, and how does it relate to us today? In this series I trace the surprising biblical narrative of kingdom, from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. Part 10 examines the cultural results of the evangelical gospel—and what we might do about it.

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What is the kingdom of God? Part 9: the Great Commission as a directive to conquer

Why do the gospels represent the good news as being about the “kingdom of God”? What is this kingdom, and how does it relate to us today? In this series I trace the surprising biblical narrative of kingdom, from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. Part 9 examines the lesser hope, demands, and achievements of the evangelical moralistic gospel, compared to the all-encompassing ambitions of the New Testament’s cosmological one.

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What is the kingdom of God? Part 8: the gospel as a message of triumph

Why do the gospels represent the good news as being about the “kingdom of God”? What is this kingdom, and how does it relate to us today? In this series I trace the surprising biblical narrative of kingdom, from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. Part 8 compares the gospel preached by the apostles with the gospel preached by evangelicals—and finds some important differences.

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What is the kingdom of God? Part 7: where we are now, and what we can look forward to

Why do the gospels represent the good news as being about the “kingdom of God”? What is this kingdom, and how does it relate to us today? In this series I trace the surprising biblical narrative of kingdom, from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. Part 7 concludes by looking at God’s end-game: the final, restored kingdom, and the glorification of believers as the new sons of God, ruling with Jesus forever.

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What is the kingdom of God? Part 6: how God is retaking Adam’s kingdom from Satan

Why do the gospels represent the good news as being about the “kingdom of God”? What is this kingdom, and how does it relate to us today? In this series I trace the surprising biblical narrative of kingdom, from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. Part 6 traces how God used the collapse of his kingdom and the death of his king on a cross to disarm Satan and start inexorably transforming Adam’s ruined kingdom into Jesus’ restored one.

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What is the kingdom of God? Part 5: when God began retaking Adam’s kingdom from Satan

Why do the gospels represent the good news as being about the “kingdom of God”? What is this kingdom, and how does it relate to us today? In this series I trace the surprising biblical narrative of kingdom, from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. Part 5 lays the groundwork for understanding how God is retaking Adam’s kingdom, by first establishing when he began to do it.

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Constructive criticism of The Unseen Realm #4: predestination and foreknowledge

In which I offer a friendly critique of some elements of Michael Heiser’s “Unseen Realm”—in this instance, his comments in chapter 9 on how God foreknows without predestining.

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