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The Dual Citizen: How Citizens of the Kingdom of God Live the Day After the Election

Significant Influence “The ‘significant influence’ view says that Christians should seek to influence civil government according to God’s moral standards and God’s purposes for government as revealed in the Bible (when rightly understood). But while Christians exercise this influence, they must simultaneously insist on protecting freedom of religion for all citizens. In addition, ‘significant influence’…

A Parable for “Tarable” Times

“He put another parable before them, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. And…

Seeking the Kingdom by Trusting the King

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33 ESV) How Do We Seek the Kingdom of God? It takes a coup d’état My high school French is rusty but “coup d’état” is pretty common language. A coup is when one government is…

King Jesus or King Money?

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.…

Beatitudes: Basking in the Applause of Heaven

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:3 ESV) So we know what blessed means. But what about poor in spirit? We could take this as materially poor. The problem is that it doesn’t say “poor in money” or “poor in wallet.” It says, “poor in spirit.” So…