Kingdom in the Big Story Needs 5th Column

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Jon Tyson ‏@JonTyson2h “The Creation/Fall/Redemption/Renewal paradigm is good, but doesn’t do justice to the role of Satan, spiritual warfare, & the kingdom of God.” Yes.  Jon is right.  The main invitation in the New Testament is to enter into a Kingdom in conflict.  So shouldn’t our gospel presentations show that?  If so, wouldn’t that make the training involved being an effective part of the counter-revolutionary royalist movement make sense. Or, in more contemporary church talk: The invitation to follow Jesus in a world that is not yet brought to completion makes …

The ‘ought’ and ‘not’ of the 5 column Crown Heart World

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Column 1 is where we get our sense of “ought”.  We ought to know our creator, and we ought to be defined by love, and we ought to be wisely ruling over creation in healthy ways.  Life ought to be good.  When it is, we are extra-convinced in the existence and virtue of “ought”. Column 2 deals with the ways that what “ought” is not.  Why is it that our hearts are so battered and broken?  Why are we driven to addictions and distractions?  Why do we seek something ultimate …

Daniel’s Aramaic Message- don’t be fooled by worldly power, God is greater

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Chapter 1 Introduces the Hebrew plight. Chapter 2 (v 4) begins the Aramaic section, going through chapter 7 Chapters 2/3/4-567 are in the broader language of the ancient world (Aramaic) and have a basic message highlighted by the structure of this section. 2 – Dream about kingdoms shows that God is sovereign and gives revelation    3 – idolatry vs. God ends in salvation for those who trust God, and broad proclamation        4 – Ruler testifies that he was crazy not to follow the true God       5 – …