Restoring the New Testament church in the 21st century

On Fervent Prayer

| September 24, 2013

11:28 AM Been thinking a lot about prayer these days. I’ve even been writing about the topic for my book Seven Marks of a New Testament Church. Here is an excerpt from the chapter called “Fervent Prayer”: If a church is to be healthy, it will not happen without this kind of praying. But how […]

The Church as a Family

| August 25, 2012

4:37 PM From The Jesus Paradigm: The New Testament presents a clear picture of how the early Christians viewed themselves. They understood each church to be an extended family (an institutionalized church was unimaginable) that practiced plural leadership. This eldership was non-hierarchical (each elder was equal in authority to all the other elders) and arose […]

Missional Task is the Basis of Christian Unity

| November 20, 2011

8:42 AM Hello Internet friends, Some of you who have been reading this site for a while may recall that I’ve been working on a new book called Will You Join the Cause of Global Missions? My desire is to reflect accurately what Scripture teaches in the area of associating with non-Christians and their world. I’m not especially […]

Good Jesus Paradigm Quote

| July 6, 2010

It’s provided by Mark Turner.  Head on over, check out his blog, and read!

The Jesus Paradigm Table of Contents

| May 19, 2009

Full catalog page. CONTENTS Preface vii Acknowledgements xi Chapter 1 Introduction The Jesus Paradigm 1 Chapter 2 The Liberated Church Recasting Our Vision of Discipleship 15 Chapter 3 The Radical Reformation The Anabaptists and Suffering Servanthood 37 Chapter 4 The Priestly Kingdom Communal Ecclesiology and Every-Member Ministry 67 Chapter 5 The Community of the Spirit […]