All posts from “kingdom of god”

Praying For The Weekend: Shane Claiborne

September 9, 2011 12:00 AM

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Has Mission Become Our Idol? (Cont.)

July 20, 2011 12:00 AM

You may be thinking, “But we are called to do things for God. And what’s the alternative--continuing to allow the people in our churches to be self-consumed Christians seeking only their own comfort?” That is a very fair concern. And...

Has Mission Become Our Idol?

July 18, 2011 12:00 AM

“There is a first-rate commitment to a second-rate mission.” That is what Roger, a leader in global church planting, said as he looked at the rock climbers ascending a cliff in the Alps. Many of us called into ministry feel...

Ur Video: Francis Chan on Hell

June 22, 2011 12:00 AM

It's not my habit to post videos that function as extended commercials for a product, but in this case I've made an exception. Francis Chan has a new book launching that he co-wrote with New Testament professor Preston Sprinkle (not...

The Morning After...

May 23, 2011 12:00 AM

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Ur Video: The End of the World!!!!!!!

May 20, 2011 12:00 AM

Matthew Paul Turner composed this essay a few years ago, but it seems relevant given that tomorrow is reportedly the end of the world....

Rob Bell: Does "Love Wins" Even have a Chance of Winning?

March 15, 2011 12:00 AM

Tonight I listened to Rob Bell’s interview with Lisa Miller of Newsweek discuss his new book Love Wins. Miller’s questions were pointed and focused, much like those which were asked by the crowd and online viewers, but Bell’s responses were...

Ur Video: Who Gets Into Heaven?

March 1, 2011 12:00 AM

We seem to be on a doctrine binge these days. First a run of discussions on the role of women in ministry, and now a conversation fueled by Rob Bell's new book about hell and universalism. Talking about damnation has...

Rob Bell: Universalist?

February 28, 2011 12:00 AM

Popular and controversial pastor Rob Bell has a new book launching at the end of March, Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Has Ever Lived. The topic has given new fuel to Bell's critics who...

Ur Video: Alan Hirsch on Mission & Incarnation

January 20, 2011 12:00 AM

Still confused about what "missional" means? In this video Alan Hirsch helps define the term and what it means for how we operate in the world....

Lausanne Congress Day 1: History &Humility

October 18, 2010 12:00 AM

The Third Lausanne Congress was officially opened on Sunday night in Cape Town, South Africa. The evening was dominated by history and context. Letters were read from Billy Graham and John Stott, the two leaders most responsible for the first...

Atheists Split at Annual Conference

October 13, 2010 12:00 AM

Fans of the Beatles celebrated John Lennon’s 70th birthday this week. Lennon was killed by a gunman in 1980 in New York City, and his violent death is often contrasted with the utopian dream Lennon composed in his song Imagine....

Ur Video: Greg Boyd on Hell

March 5, 2010 12:00 AM

Our dive into damnation continues with Greg Boyd, pastor of Woodland Hills Church. After explaining our human tendency toward poor self-assessment, and our need to be in a right relationship with God, Boyd says, "I don't know who's going to...

Ur Video: Mark Driscoll on Hell

February 24, 2010 12:00 AM

You knew it was coming. We couldn't feature a series on hell without Mark Driscoll. His bold, in-your-face preaching on the subject is a vivid contrast with Erwin McManus' pastorally sensitive approach from last week. Which style is a better...

Ur Video: Erwin McManus on Hell

February 18, 2010 12:00 AM

We've heard from N.T. Wright, John Piper, and Tim Keller about the doctrine of hell. What do you make of McManus' understanding of hell and God's character? He seems to echo the perspective of C.S. Lewis who wrote that "The...

Ur Video: Tim Keller on Hell

February 11, 2010 12:00 AM

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Ur Video: Piper on Hell

February 3, 2010 12:00 AM

The second edition of our series on hell features John Piper. He's concerned that we're diminishing the centrality and importance of hell in our theology and proclamation. Do you agree?...

Ur Video: NT Wright on Hell

January 28, 2010 12:00 AM

We're starting a new weekly series on Out of Ur about the doctrine of Hell. Each week there will be a post (video or written) from a church leader on their view of Hell and the role of the doctrine...

God and/or Country?

July 3, 2008 12:00 AM

I've got a special treat for you to commemorate Independence Day - a preview of the summer issue of Leadership due out later this month. The issue focuses on the intersection of church ministry and politics (not an irrelevant subject...

Gordon MacDonald: Is Wright Really Wrong?

May 13, 2008 12:00 AM

In Gordon MacDonald's monthly column at LeadershipJournal.net, he asks this provocative question: Is there a significant difference between Jeremiah Wright's "God damn America," and the comment so oft-quoted in evangelical pulpits (attributed to a well known preacher who shall...

John Ortberg on Religion AND Politics

May 6, 2008 12:00 AM

Anybody but me notice that this is an election year? I have loved politics since I was a kid; one of my first and favorite books was a little Cold War classic called Being an American Can Be Fun....

We Aren't About Weekends

February 5, 2007 12:00 AM

One Sunday Pastor Bob Roberts asked everyone in the congregation at NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas, to invert the collar of the person in front of them, find the label, and call out the nation where the shirt was made....

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