I must admit that after reading Michael Horton’s article I’m beginning to feel a bit confused. I’m battling to figure out the parameters of this whole discussion. These are my big questions at the moment:
1. How do we define the term ‘Kingdom of God’?
2. What is the relationship between the Kingdom of God and the Church?
3. Depending upon your answers to the above questions: What exactly is the church’s obligation towards mercy ministries?
4. Is Horton’s approach compatible with the concept of being ‘missional’?
5. Alternatively, does Horton’s approach redefine the concept ‘missional’?
Anyone want to have a go at suggesting answers to some of these questions? (Try not to make comments too long – my attention span is very short at the moment).