Theologians like, Wright, Peterson,Willard and my brilliant husband have helped me understand New testament eschatology and the kingdom of God. I think I will spend this lifetime chipping away at my understanding of it. Or maybe I should say, living it. I frequently find my husband’s nose in one of these books. So obviously, I have read some of N.T. Wrights books as well.
I love to read and to learn new things. For the past few years I have been captured by the concept of the kingdom of God and reading and studying about this reality has been very life giving to me. Presently reigning and ruling, healing and transforming is the primary work of Jesus and the advancement of his kingdom is breaking forth continually. I think Willard says that “The kingdom of God is present anywhere that Jesus gets his way.”
I have been listening (over and over again) to NT Wright’s talk on Whatever did St Paul do with the Kingdom of God. It has been deepening my understanding of the Kingdom of God and the rule and reign of Jesus. Take a listen for yourself and tell me what you think. (You will find the link in the middle of the page.)