I’m glad you’re here! Someone asked me if “Kingdom Outposts” was just a “cute marketing name”. You’ll have to decide, but I don’t think so. We’re serious about building a conversation – and a network – around a fresh understanding of several topics. These are topics that we think we already understand – except my experience has been that we don’t. I don’t. I haven’t. And I’m learning. As I learn, let’s learn together around these issues:
- Relief & Development. Aid. Social Justice. Justice + Mercy. Righteousness + Justice. Whatever we call it, it’s a huge fad. It’s a huge industry. But is it a huge issue Biblically? Theologically? Missionally? No surprise it’s the central issue of the book Kingdom Outposts. But it turns out it raises other crucial issues, for instance, the . . .
- Church. Not just any church will do. What kind of “church” can once again take the central responsibility for Relief & Development? What are the marks of a strong kingdom-of-God-community? And what about the Biblical theme of . . .
- Land and Salvation. Which turns out to nearly be the same thing and very much concerned with . . .
- Economics. Money. Mammon. Ownership. Stewardship. And understanding a kingdom economics involves a kingdom understanding of . . .
- Men & Women. Sex. Apostolic Leadership. Image of God. Which has huge implications for gaining insight into . . .
- Violence, power, politics and the South. And I think “the South” is an important part of this for many of us, and may lead us to some fruitful discussions not just on topics, but on a deeper understanding of our mission in a post-Christendom world. We may need an . . .
- Agrarian theology and Kingdom of God framework.
I intend to blog on these 7 issues. And others will join me in blogging. The HaitiCure Apostolic team will join in. And we hope you will too!