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Andrew: Tom Sine, The New Conspirators, Conversation IV: Sine’s fourth conversation is substantial. He starts with a question: ‘How might it change our lives, congregations and communities if we both anticipated and creatively responded to... (22/02/2008 - 20:27 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: New creation and the kingdom of God: This is an attempt, in response to some perceptive comments by Chris Tilling and samlcarr on the recent ‘NT Wright and the confusion of kingdom and new creation’ post, to clarify how I... (18/02/2008 - 11:16 | 15 comments | 5 stars)
Andrew: Augustine, Rome, and New Testament eschatology: Partly in response to a recent question raised by Brandon Rhodes I’ve been going through the first three books of Augustine’s City of God with the following question in mind: Does the... (14/02/2008 - 18:58 | 6 comments | 0 stars)
john doyle: The red balloon: I had sworn off OST, vowing to myself never to return, having been consigned either to the flames or to the bottom of the sea depending on who’s talking at the moment. But habits are hard to... (13/02/2008 - 19:28 | 2 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: NT Wright, mission, and the big red balloon: It appears to be a core theme of Tom Wright’s Simply Christian that the mission of God - and therefore of the people of God - is to rescue the world and put it to rights. The Bible, he says... (13/02/2008 - 18:30 | 12 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: NT Wright and the confusion of kingdom and new creation: I came across a curious paragraph in Tom Wright’s Simply Christian, in which he highlights a ‘mystery’ in the social organization of God’s ‘new world’. He argues... (12/02/2008 - 12:41 | 10 comments | 0 stars)
peter wilkinson: Jesus and the overlapping ages: The notion of two overlapping ages comes from Jesus himself - whose life was lived in the conflict which comes from the overlap of two kingdoms. In his resurrection from the dead, Jesus gave... (11/02/2008 - 19:11 | 18 comments | 0 stars)
peter wilkinson: Day of the Lord - Day of Wrath: Judgement in history or final judgement?: This contribution arose out of the thread on ‘Reading Romans eschatologically’ - which itself is part of a broader scheme introduced by Andrew to locate the events of the life and death... (07/02/2008 - 16:59 | 21 comments | 5 stars)
Andrew: Tom Sine, The New Conspirators, Conversation III: It is a sign of how voguish eschatology has become that the third ‘conversation’ in Tom Sine’s The New Conspirators is entitled ‘Taking the Future of God Seriously... (06/02/2008 - 18:31 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Reading Romans eschatologically: You may or may not have noticed that I have been working my way rather laboriously - and no doubt presumptuously - through an online commentary on Romans. What got me going on this was the growing... (04/02/2008 - 17:57 | 6 comments | 0 stars)
john doyle: Another response to McLaren's Everything Must Change: Having now read McLaren’s book I can see why it’s controversial in evangelical circles. It’s thought-provoking, forcing the reader to reconsider assumptions about the relationship between the gospel... (04/02/2008 - 06:48 | 10 comments | 0 stars)
Ryan SA: The coming of the kingdom of God: Hi there Recently my church has just started a series on the kingdom of God which I see is a major step forward in our theology and mission. I think my pastor created the series in repsonse to... (03/02/2008 - 11:20 | 53 comments | 2 stars)
Mark Z.: Personal Impressions of Brian McLaren's Church: I live pretty close to Brian McLaren’s home church, Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Maryland. I’ve been there a few times with friends, and I know some people who go there.... (01/02/2008 - 07:17 | 1 comments | 5 stars)
Andrew: Eschatology, Anabaptism, and the end of Christendom: I have recently had a very interesting conversation by email with Jonas Lundström, who for a Swede writes remarkably good English, and Graham Old (Leaving Munster). It is partly about the substance... (30/01/2008 - 17:48 | 8 comments | 0 stars)
Don: The Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World: (24/01/2008 - 21:08 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Don: A Primer on Postmodernism: (24/01/2008 - 20:59 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Tom Sine, The New Conspirators, Conversation II: The second conversation - ‘Taking the Culture Seriously’ - falls into two parts, which got me a little confused. Sine looks, first, at the state of the world post-9/11. The threat of... (23/01/2008 - 18:38 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Tom Sine, The New Conspirators, Conversation I: In his first ‘conversation’ Sine describes the four streams (emerging, missional, mosaic and monastic) that he believes make up the ‘lively edge of what God is doing in our... (22/01/2008 - 21:12 | 0 comments | 1 stars)
blitzen: Tom Wright: Future of the People of God talks: These talks are amazing, and very refreshing. It is one thing to answer with authority, Tom Wright asks questions with authority, something of the character of Jesus in him. I’m not so... (22/01/2008 - 19:42 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Jacob: Two Theses On the Epistemological Status of “Miracles”: 1.   Can we understand “miracles” through the lens of standard scientific epistemology? I think that “miracles” can be explained by science but, and here’s the rub, science can only explain “... (22/01/2008 - 18:35 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
matthew76: My perspective on the divinity of Jesus: I believe that the human being is by itself the potential god. There are quiet alot passages in the bible that support this thinking. I believe that i have godly potential and, being aware of it, am... (21/01/2008 - 20:31 | 18 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Tom Sine, The New Conspirators: Paternoster sent me an advanced copy of a new book by Tom Sine, published jointly with IVP:US, that is due out in a few weeks. The book is called The New Conspirators (not to be confused with the... (21/01/2008 - 19:32 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Don: Christian Spirituality: An Introduction: (18/01/2008 - 01:26 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Don: Paths in Spirituality: (17/01/2008 - 09:33 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Jacob: “Miracles” in the Holy Bible: Recently, I’ve read a few different OST members’ posts talking about “miracles.”  They piqued my interest.  So, I asked: How are “miracles” talked about in the Holy Bible?   A few overall... (17/01/2008 - 02:19 | 0 comments | 4.5 stars)
Don: Doxology: The Praise of God in Worship, Doctrine, and Life: (16/01/2008 - 12:36 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Don: Jesus, Symbol of God: (16/01/2008 - 12:25 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Don: The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology in a Post-Theological Era: (15/01/2008 - 22:46 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Don: Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context: (15/01/2008 - 22:43 | 0 comments | 0 stars)