Author: Gareth Brandt

The Church Walks

My view of the church—and I would say even the church’s view of itself—has evolved since 1976 when Walking in the Resurrection was written. I am with him on the opening statements that “the church is a fellowship and not an institution…The church is an expression in the world of a new humanity, a people […]

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The Present Reign of God

In the chapter (7) I just finished reading, Augsburger articulates the traditional “two-kingdom” theory that most Anabaptist/Mennonites have held for centuries. This made perfect sense for a persecuted and fleeing minority in 16th century central Europe and beyond but it is presently problematic in numerous ways which I will not get into at this time. […]

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Living as a New Creation

It seems a key verse in this book is 2 Corinthians 5:17—”If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new.” “Walking in the resurrection is living in this newness, this fulfillment in Christ.” We walk with a new perspective, a different perspective than the […]

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Walking in the Resurrection

Ask most Christians in any church about why Jesus came to earth they would probably answer, “Jesus came to die for my sins.” But in this book Augsburger counters this common perception by emphasizing the resurrection as central to following Jesus. “Without the resurrection of Christ, there would be no reconstituting of human life and […]

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Easter Monday

Easter is not a day; it is a season. Easter lasts from Easter Sunday until Pentecost Sunday, which is June 9 this year. My Easter Sunday post did confess my belief in the physical resurrection of Jesus as well as some contemporary people. But a few comments from unnamed individuals in the past few weeks […]

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