Eschatology: clarifications and implications

I recently led a series of informal theological discussions on the theme of eschatology for leaders in our gathering of The Crowded House. This final session clarifies the now and net yet of the kingdom by defining inaugurated eschatology. It talks about how the kingdom is both the rule of God and the realm over which he rules. Finally it looks at the implications of eschatology for mission and pastoral care.

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The kingdom of God and the atonement

I recently led a series of informal theological discussions on the theme of eschatology for leaders in our gathering of The Crowded House. This session continues our exploration of the kingdom of God and the coming of Jesus with a focus on the secret of the kingdom, the nature of the kingdom in the present age and the crucial link between the kingdom and the atonement.

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The New Age and the Holy Spirit

I recently led a series of informal theological discussions on the theme of eschatology for leaders in our gathering of The Crowded House. This session looks at the overlap of the new age and the old age and show how our new life conforms to this pattern. It also describes the crucial eschatological role of the Holy Spirit are the mediating of the age to come.

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Eschatology and the Bible story

I recently led a series of informal theological discussions on the theme of eschatology for leaders in our gathering of The Crowded House. This session looks at how the Bible is eschatological. The promise of God shapes the Bible story and his promise is a word in the present about an event in the future.

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Radio interview on the Trinity

Here are a couple of interviews I gave on the doctrine of the Trinity, focusing on its implications for what it means to be human. They were produced by Andrew Cook who works for the radio department of Grace Baptist Mission. The interviews are part of a programme for church leaders called Serving Today which goes out mainly in India and Africa. Andrew is an old friend; indeed, he was my best man when I got married.

Part One

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Part Two

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Thanks for all the suggestions for putting audio on the web. I went with Sermon Cloud in the end because it’s free and because it was started by a good friend of mine, Drew Goodmanson, with whom I stayed last year when we did the North American Total Church conference. It was having some problems after a major upgrade, but seems to be okay now.

Putting audio on the web

Can anyone help me? I have some audio I’ve been trying to put on the web so I can link to it from my blog. I don’t have many files so I want to avoid paying  for a subscription service. (WordPress, for example, who host my blog, charge extra for putting audio on your blog.) I have various free file sharing sites that I use, but they don’t allow you to link directly. So I could use them, but everyone would have to go through a second link page. I’d like to include a direct audio link as I did in my recent post on C.J. Mahaney.

Any suggestions?