Loving Your Suffering Neighbour: Kingdom Outpost Study Series #3

“Why did the Anabaptist radicals reject the Zwinglian reformation?” Good question, and the answer isn’t as simple as you might think. You could say that they believed in believer’s baptism, in discipleship, in a purified church pursuing Christlikeness, and in the Kingdom of God… and you would be right. However, if we were to take a step back from well-worn discourses of Anabaptist theology, we will also find that they were addressing…

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Anabaptism and Empire: Kingdom Outpost Study Series #2

We are excited to share two videos from Anabaptist Perspectives on the subject of missions, imperialism, and colonialism involving Pastor Kai Steinman, Dr Marlin Sommers, and myself. Part 1: How Empire and Colonialism Perverted Missions Part II: Relearning the Kingdom Through Humble Mission https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB8GMZwWjRM&t=1127s Continuing the discussion generated by these podcast episodes, this second installment of the Kingdom Outpost Study Series will begin to explore the history of Christendom. We could begin…

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Discipleship as Theology? Introducing the Kingdom Outpost Study Series #1

The Kingdom of God is the central proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ, and it stands in contrast with the fallen ways of darkness, sin, and oppression in the world's empires. The Kingdom of God is more than a worldview, because it is a ontology (way of being), not just an epistemology (way of knowing). It is transformative. There's a lot to it; it's not just one shallow idea to…

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She has done a beautiful thing: Kingdom Womanhood as Declaration

“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. (Mark 14:6) Coming to Jesus fundamentally changes our entire being and existence in this world. This new life we live is in the power of God, rather than Satan (Acts 26:18). We have been delivered from darkness into Christ’s Kingdom (Colossians 1:16). We have been born again (John 3:3). We are now children of…

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Loyalty or Integrity? Calling Anabaptists to Revival

Loyalty This is my church. Right or wrong. I will defend my church. This is ideology.This is comfortable.This is the ten spies, not the two spies.This defends the status quo. This is playing politics.This takes no courage. We always did it this way.We will protect and defend even if some things are wrong. This destroys by allowing wrong to continue. Integrity This is my church, but something is wrong. Some things must…

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(Short Video) We’re missing the point of “Anabaptism”

https://youtu.be/zgGGnsBnhiE A major point in Reformation history is staring us straight in the face. The Anabaptists never called themselves Anabaptists. They just called themselves "disciples", "brothers". There's a reason why everyone else started calling them Anabaptists, which basically became like a synonym for "crazy radical". It was an easy way to dismiss what they had to say. Menno Simons would say, "True evangelical faith...". That is what they were preaching. That is…

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Visions of Zion: Patriarchy as Promise, the Kingdom as Inheritance

“Everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig treeAnd no one shall make them afraid.”They’ll be safe in the nation we’ve madeI wanna sit under my own vine and fig treeA moment alone in the shadeAt home in this nation we’ve made.” This is one of the most beautiful lines in the musical, “Hamilton”, sung by George Washington’s character. It is a reference within a reference - Washington wrote something very…

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