As I continue to update DaleTedder.com and get rid of some of my older blogs, I thought I’d preserve the following “about” page from one of those other blogs. Its content fits very well with my understanding of Kingdom Discipleship and has some ideas that I’ll come back to at a later date. Here it is…
My goal with this blog is to pass along bits and pieces written by those who have communicated so well on what I call, Kingdom Discipleship. But it has certainly been called far more familiar names, such as, The Micah Mandate, Parish Life, The General Rules of Discipleship, Scriptural Holiness, and A Christian Manifesto, just to name a few. Of course, our Lord Jesus Christ wins the “naming” contest with what we understand as the Great Commandment and Great Commission.
I know there must be assorted nuances in these various names, but I believe they all point to the same thing: a balanced or wholistic approach to the Christian faith and worldview that seeks to extend God’s Kingdom into every sphere of life. It involves being, knowing and doing. It impacts personal and social. To paraphrase Abraham Kuyper, such a faith understands that there is not one square inch in all creation over which Christ, who is Lord of all, does not declare, “Mine”!
Many folks have observed that throughout Christian history the Church has been a bit lopsided from time to time. Sometimes she has sought to focus on inward piety at the cost of reaching the world with her witness. At other times she has been so concerned to meet the physical and temporal needs of the day that the eternal and spiritual became seemingly eclipsed.
The best and brightest in Church history have reminded us over and over again that it’s a both/and proposition and not an either/or. This blog is my modest effort to celebrate that both/and… that faith for every sphere of life. My plan, at least presently, is to share the insights of others who have clearly communicated this very thing.
Grace and Truth,