Seek first the Kingdom of God, yes. But what does this seeking have to do with your local church?
My assistant, Robbie Sagers, has written a thoughtful and persuasive paper on recent developments on this front in contemporary evangelical theology. Sagers argues that a renewed commitment to Kingdom ecclesiology can only strengthen the ongoing renaissance of Baptist ecclesiology, and can also address the very real challenges from some sectors of the “Emerging Church.”
Sagers and I are working on a couple of writing projects related to this issue, and this is a welcome contribution to the discussion, in my view, from one of the brightest up-and-coming theological minds in the Gen Y evangelical world.