It’s about the kingdom. The new reality in our lives. It’s not a new religion. It’s a new empire. It’s living in God’s reality, seeing things through Jesus’ eyes. It changes everything, and it’s not something people can simply accept and run with. This is a life long journey with the master teacher, Jesus.
One piece I would add is that McLaren talks about how it’s difficult to describe the kingdom as it’s all encompassing, and even Jesus is a tad vague. One thing that blocks us from seeing it is our worldview – we see and interpret things based on science, logic, empirical evidence, and/or our cultural framework – we don’t always realize we do it. We also have a might-is-right mind set. God doesn’t work this way. It’ll be tough to “see him” if we think this way. God is relational.
Thanks for reading – enjoy the video…
~ Ted Olson
(An interesting side note. This video, as of this post, has 31 likes and 22 dislikes, which shows that not a lot of people are happy about the Good News – I think they prefer Their News – but then who doesn’t)