Monday, May 12, 2008

Kingdom Consensus

I've ordered and am anxiously awaiting the new book The Kingdom of God: the New Evangelical Perspective by Russell Moore. Dr. Moore is Dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. My appetite was further whetted last weekend by an article in the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology by him in entitled "The Kingdom of God and the Church: a Baptist Reassessment." Moore is saying stuff like this:
Indeed, evangelical theology has moved toward a virtual consensus of the Kingdom as both “already” and “not yet,” with the church as the initial manifestation of the Kingdom of God, thus eschewing such ideas as, on the one hand, the concept of the church as synonymous with the Kingdom, and, on the other, the concept of the church as a parenthesis in God ’s Kingdom program.
See my previous post on Kingdom Theology here.