An Award-Winning Challenge to Popular Ideas of the Kingdom
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. Now in paper.
Praise for Kingdom Conspiracy
2015 Outreach Resources of the Year Award Winner
One of Leadership Journal's Best Books for Church Leaders in 2014
"This is a must-read for church leaders today."--Publishers Weekly
"A timely resource for the missional church to reexamine some basic assumptions that impact church practice in the everyday."--Outreach
Over the past decade, McKnight (The Jesus Creed) has emerged as America's theologian, a breezier, more down-home version of the British N.T. Wright. His works provide an extra layer of theological undergirding for pastors and lay people who wish to go deeper in Bible study and live more consciously under the rule of "King Jesus," as he refers to Jesus Christ. McKnight's writing is vivid, occasionally a little quirky. His book is valuable because he begins with the present state of churches: divided between what he calls the "skinny jeans" and "pleated pants" approaches. The skinny-jeans types want to present everything in terms of social activism and justice "kingdom work for the common good" but they often miss the boat when calling people to do everything under King Jesus. The pleated-pants crowd wants to understand everything as related to personal salvation, but they too miss the larger picture of the implications for the saved life under King Jesus. This is a must-read for church leaders today.