We met last night for our 20th Foundations session - starting a three-part series on Ecclesiology, or our theology of the Church.
For whatever reason, ecclesiology is not something that occupies the Evangelical mind. We evangelicals need a more magisterial theology of the Church, one that can accommodate Jesus' promise that the Church will wield the keys of the Kingdom, or Paul's description of the Church as the "pillar and bulwark of the truth" [1 Tim 3:15]. In this 20th Foundations session, we started building such a theology.
The Church is God's precious possession - a new humanity in Christ, a new society under Christ, working for a renewed world with Christ, by the Spirit, for the Father.
We got some of the way through unpacking this summary definition, and we'll return to it in our next session. Find full notes for S20 below, as well as a link to the song I played.
Second year TTS students - click here for the S20 notes!
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