According to Scot McKnight, "kingdom" is the biblical term most misused by Christians today. It has taken on meanings that are completely at odds with what the Bible says and has become a buzzword for both social justice and redemption. In Kingdom Conspiracy, McKnight offers a sizzling biblical corrective and a fiercely radical vision for the role of the local church in the kingdom of God. Now in paper.
Praise for Kingdom Conspiracy
2015 Outreach Resources of the Year Award Winner
One of Leadership Journal's Best Books for Church Leaders in 2014
"This is a must-read for church leaders today."--Publishers Weekly
"A timely resource for the missional church to reexamine some basic assumptions that impact church practice in the everyday."--Outreach
From the Inside Flap
"As both a pastor and an activist, I can say that the punches Kingdom Conspiracy throws are as important as they are infuriating! At times it had me yelling 'Amen!' and at other times it just had me yelling. But if you keep wrestling, this book will inspire you to a greater vision of the church--greater than self-focused seclusion, greater than the coercion of a new clandestine Christendom, greater than personal social action. Scot is a kingdom pacifist picking fights with pastors and activists alike until we bleed with passion for what the local church is graced to be: where God's will is done, where the kingdom has come, where the incarnation is continued, where God's future is happening, now!"
--Jarrod McKenna, Australian Peace Award-winning activist, pastor, and cofounder of First Home Project
"In Kingdom Conspiracy, McKnight critiques those of us who have reduced the kingdom to social action or personal salvation. He then issues an invitation to embrace a kingdom theology rooted in the church; it's as simple as gathering and doing the things the church is called to do."
--Sara Barton, Pepperdine University; author of A Woman Called: Piecing Together the Ministry Puzzle
"Scot McKnight's pastoral heart and concern for Jesus' bride, the church, will bring tears to your eyes. The implications ofKingdom Conspiracy will move you to practice what it teaches! This is essential reading for the church in a post-Christian America. Do someone a huge favor; buy them this book, which needs to be read by every Christian."
--Derwin L. Gray, lead pastor, Transformation Church