July 3, 2003, 6:26 am
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This post from Todd Hunter’s blog crystallizes so much that I think the church needs right now:

Jesus’ Gospel is an invitation into the Kingdom of God – the realm in which what God wants done is done. He is offering us a different kind of life. Eternal life is not spatial (out beyond the stars somewhere), nor is it chronological (out there waiting for us when we die). It is qualitative and it can begin now! When Jesus asks us to deny ourselves, take up our cross and follow him, to lose our life in order to find it (Matthew 16:24-25), he is showing how to give up an inferior life outside the Kingdom for a superior life in it. A plant has one kind of life, an animal another and humans still another. “Born again” life is a different kind of life in this space/time, it not some sort of disembodied bliss after one dies.

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That’s very similar to stuff that Dallas Willard and Brian McLaren talk about, but I never get tired of hearing it. My prayer for myself is that I will become less and less distracted from living the reality of it.


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