Have we misunderstood the meaning of ‘Kingdom’?

With: Scot McKnight, Lucy Peppiatt and Brad Jersak.

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.

McKnight explains that kingdom mission is local church mission and that the present-day fetish with influencing society, culture, and politics distracts us from the mission of God: to build the local church. He also shows how kingdom theology helps to reshape the contemporary missional conversation. Kingdom Conspiracy will be valued by pastors, church leaders, students, and professors (from http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/kingdom-conspiracy/351121). Join Scot McKnight as he discusses this book with a panel of WTC faculty.

Speakers

Scot McKnight, PhD

scot_mcknight_bwScot earned a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham. He is a is a world-renowned speaker, writer, professor and equipper of the Church.  He is a recognised authority on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, and the New Testament.  His blog, Jesus Creed, is a leading Christian blog.  A sought after speaker, he has been interviewed on several radio and television programs as well as spoken at numerous local churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the United States and around the world.  Scot McKnight is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Society for New Testament Studies.  McKnight’s books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Portuguese. In addition to Kingdom Conspiracy, his books include The King Jesus Gospel(Zondervan, 2011), One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow (2010), The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible(Zondervan, 2008), A Community Called Atonement (Abingdon, 2007), and The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others (Paraclete, 2004).

Lucy Peppiatt, PhD

Lucy is the Principal of WTC, and a lecturer in Systematic Theology. Lucy’s areas of research are Spirit Christology and Mission. She has written The Disciple: On Becoming Truly Human (Wipf and Stock, 2012) and Women and Worship at Corinth (Wipf and Stock, 2015). Lucy lives in Bristol with her husband, Nick Crawley, where they lead Crossnet Community. She has four sons, loves pastoring young people and students and enjoys the good things in life.

Rev Brad Jersak, PhD

Brad is an author and teacher based in Abbotsford, Canada. He earned his Ph.D. from Bangor University, Wales, and has completed post-doctoral research at the University of Nottingham. He teaches Graduate Gospel Studies for WTC. After serving as a pastor and church planter for twenty years, he now attends Fresh Wind Christian Fellowship, an ‘Isaiah 58 church’, where his wife, Eden, is the lead pastor. Brad’s focus today is on writing accessible theology, facilitating ‘listening prayer’ seminars, and teaching college courses. His emphases are the Gospels, the theology of the Cross, and contemplative spirituality applied to prophetic justice. He is currently chair of the board of Soul Stream (www.soulstream.org) and associate editor of The Plain Truth magazine (www.ptm.org). Among Brad’s various books are Her Gates will Never be Shut: Hope, Hell and the New Jerusalem (Wipf and Stock, 2009), Fear No Evil: Breaking Free from the Culture of Fear (Fresh Wind, 2006), Kissing the Leper: Seeing Jesus in the Least of These (Fresh Wind, 2006), Can You Hear Me? Tuning in to the God who Speaks (Fresh Wind, 2003) and A More Christlike God, A More Beautiful Gospel (Plain Truth, 2015).


 

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Kingdom Conspiracy