Understanding the Kingdom Story in 5 Acts (N.T. Wright) with Matt Raines (Podcast #41)

You’re designed for narrative — your Personal Life Story and the Big Story that’s shaping and moving everything.

The Grand Narrative is the loving rule and reign of God—Jesus has come to put things back in order, restoring us as Vice-Regents under God as King.

Listen in on my conversation with Matt Raines. We discuss the 5 acts of the Kingdom Story. The Story is nuanced and subtle, and yet writ large across time and space.

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Some of Our Dialogue Edges on The Kingdom Story, Acts I-V

  • The Kingdom Story is a Grand Narrative. The Bible helps us understand this narrative.
  • We are designed to be image-bearers of God—Vice-Regents who manifest the loving rule and reign of God as King.
  • God is sovereign over all. We are designed to express dominion on behalf of God as King.

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Resources to Go Deeper — Understanding the Kingdom Story

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N.T. Wright

Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation—and if this has already begun in Jesus’s resurrection—the church cannot stop at “saving souls” but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God’s kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life.

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N.T. Wright on the Kingdom of God

Jesus Smart: The Podcast

We’re resolved that Jesus Christ is the most brilliant person to walk the planet! He knows how life works best. The future not only belongs to him, it’s showing up in the present.

Stellar guests are on the docket. And we’ll be questing after Kingdom themes … what Jesus taught and modeled.

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