When Jesus of Nazareth began his earthly ministry he announced, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15, ESV). Simply put, the Kingdom of God is the reign of God. In particular, Jesus announced God’s rule over the hearts of his people. The Kingdom of God was the primary theme of Jesus’ teaching.
As is indicated by the name, this blog exists for the advancement of the Kingdom of God. It is my prayer that this blog will be used by God to strengthen those who are already following Christ and to point those who are not toward a living relationship with him.
On this blog you will find content relating primarily to the Bible, Christian living, church history, and theology. I enjoy collecting quotes, and you will find many here. The fact that I include a quote from someone does not signal complete endorsement of the person or their work. Rather, it simply indicates approval of the general thrust of the particular quote.
It is my goal to be a Kingdom Christian. A Kingdom Christian seeks to promote the Kingdom of God by being thoughtful about following Christ. Kingdom Christians believe that Jesus Christ was who he said he was and that he meant what he said about how his followers should live. They seek to follow Jesus in life and have a worldview that has been permeated with a literal and serious understanding of God’s Word.
About myself, I am an Anabaptist. My branch of the Anabaptist tree is the Biblical Mennonite Alliance. I have had the incredible privilege of studying at the Mission Training Center (operated by DestiNATIONS International), Elnora Bible Institute, Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute, Bryan College (B.A. in Biblical Studies), and Sangre de Cristo Seminary (Master of Divinity).
My wife Heidi and I live in Elnora, IN. I have the blessing of being an instructor at Elnora Bible Institute. My courses include systematic theology, apologetics, Anabaptist history and theology, and church history.
Thank you for reading.