Reflection on the Kingdom of God

Lee Camp, John Howard Yoder, and I all argue for the present reality of the Kingdom of God inaugurated during Jesus' messianic career. What might that reality look like?

Review the descriptions of the Kingdom of God in Work, Newbigin, and especially either Camp or Yoder. Look for one sign that the Kingdom of God is present today through a person or group of people whose prophetic, priestly, or royal work is a continuation of Jesus' own. This might be something you have seen in your life, or in the lives of those you know, or in the news. Describe that sign in terms of (1) biblical images, (2) readings, and (3) lectures on the Threefold Office. If you see no such sign, or instead want to describe a "false sign," then make your case using the same terms.

Please keep your paper three pages, double-spaced, and follow the directions in my handout for writing papers. Focus on Harvey chapter 4. Remember, I want to see proper style, clear writing, a thorough answer to the question, and explicit citations of course materials.

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