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  1. Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church
    Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church
    Scot McKnight
    Brazos Press / 2014 / Hardcover
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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. "Kingdom" has become a buzzword for both social justice and redemption so that it has lost its connection with Israel and with the church as a local church.

McKnight defines the biblical concept of kingdom, offering a thorough corrective and vision for the contemporary church. The most important articulation of kingdom was that of Jesus, who contended that the kingdom was in some sense present and in some sense in the future. The apostles talked less about the kingdom and more about the church. McKnight explains that kingdom mission is local church mission and that the present-day fetish with influencing society, culture, and politics distracts us from the mission of God: to build the local church. He also shows how kingdom theology helps to reshape the contemporary missional conversation.

  1. The Creedal Imperative
    The Creedal Imperative
    Carl R. Trueman
    Crossway Books & Bibles / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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What if in our desire for pure, independent belief we were compromising something critical to our faith? What if the modern evangelical notion "no creed but the Bible" were actually unbiblical?

The role of confessions and creeds is the subject of debate within evangelicalism today as many resonate with the call to return to Christianity's ancient roots. Advocating for a balanced perspective, Carl Trueman offers an analysis of why creeds and confessions are necessary, how they have developed over time, and how they can function in the church of today and tomorrow.

  1. The Church According to Paul: Rediscovering the Community Conformed to Christ
    The Church According to Paul: Rediscovering the Community Conformed to Christ
    James W. Thompson
    Baker Academic / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Amid conflicting ideas about what the church should be and do in a post-Christian climate, the missing voice is that of Paul. The New Testament's most prolific church planter, Paul faced diverse challenges as he worked to form congregations.

Leading biblical scholar James Thompson examines Paul's ministry of planting and nurturing churches in the pre-Christian world to offer guidance for the contemporary church. The church today, as then, must define itself and its mission among people who have been shaped by other experiences of community. Thompson shows that Paul offers an unprecedented vision of the community that is being conformed to the image of Christ. He also addresses contemporary (mis)understandings of words like missional, megachurch, and formation.

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  2. Perspectives on Church Government: Five Views of Church Polity
    Perspectives on Church Government: Five Views of Church Polity
    Chad Owen Brand & R. Stanton Norman, eds.
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  3. Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church
    Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church
    Scot McKnight
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  4. Surprised By Hope: Rethinking Heaven, The   Resurrection, and The Mission of the Church
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  6. The Church According to Paul: Rediscovering the Community Conformed to Christ
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    John S. Hammett
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  19. The Creedal Imperative
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