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Conspiracy Commentaries: Conversations ft. Jane Willard // on “In the Midst of Other Kingdoms” by Dallas Willard

Conspiracy Commentaries: Conversations ft. Jane Willard // on “In the Midst of Other Kingdoms” by Dallas Willard

October 19, 2021

Jane Willard (Dallas Willard's wife) speaks with Michael Stewart Robb about the genesis of The Divine Conspiracy and praying for others (including for Dallas). Jane had quite a life helping to heal people from whom spiritual disciplines were not enough. And so she has a lot to say about how other kingdoms come under the kingdom of God (and lots of little insights about Dallas). BE INFORMED and PRAY for us better by signing up for the Sanctus newsletter: https://sanctus.institute

Conspiracy Commentaries: §29 Two Who Called

Conspiracy Commentaries: §29 Two Who Called

October 12, 2021

In the season finale of Conspiracy Commentaries (last of the first chapter) Michael Stewart Robb sits on Theresienwiese (hence all the background noise) to illustrate the nearness of Jesus and the kingdom, which is what Dallas Willard in his stories about Gary Smith and David Yonggi Cho wants to communicate. BE INFORMED and PRAY for us better by signing up for the Sanctus newsletter: https://sanctus.institute

Conspiracy Commentaries: §28 Electricity Is ”at Hand”

Conspiracy Commentaries: §28 Electricity Is ”at Hand”

October 5, 2021

"A very different way of living." If you'd like that, it is what the kingdom of God should make possible for us. Dallas Willard compares it to his family's new access to electricity and how that changed rural life. But the kingdom ought to change life in more radical ways than any technological advance. BE INFORMED and PRAY for us better by signing up for the Sanctus newsletter: https://sanctus.institute

Conspiracy Commentaries: §27 But Other Kingdoms Remain

Conspiracy Commentaries: §27 But Other Kingdoms Remain

September 28, 2021

Why doesn't the kingdom of God, if it is here, not seem to be all that pervasive? Dallas Willard's answer is that God has allowed other kingdoms to have a say in how the universe goes and of course the biggest opposition to God's kingdom is my kingdom. Michael Stewart Robb says this is where Teresa of Avila comes in who describes how we can walk with our initial connection to God into the other parts of our castle/kingdom. Not just our soul but the church can be a big opposition to God's kingdom. BE INFORMED and PRAY for us better by signing up for the Sanctus newsletter: https://sanctus.institute

Conspiracy Commentaries: §26 We Become Bearers of God‘s Rule ”at Hand”

Conspiracy Commentaries: §26 We Become Bearers of God‘s Rule ”at Hand”

September 21, 2021

[Sorry, people. Wrong file but now its fixed.] Spirituality, as unhelpful as the word is as a general category, does seem to offer power to people. Jesus' spirituality is no different. Dallas Willard says Jesus' power is even at work when people reject the good you are trying to give them. BE INFORMED and PRAY for us better by signing up for the Sanctus newsletter: https://sanctus.institute

Conspiracy Commentaries: Conversations ft. John Ortberg // on “Made to Rule” by Dallas Willard

Conspiracy Commentaries: Conversations ft. John Ortberg // on “Made to Rule” by Dallas Willard

September 15, 2021

Michael Stewart sits down (in his parents' basement) to talk with John Ortberg about an extremely important section of The Divine Conspiracy. They get into the nature of persons, having wills, having bodies, what's at the end of your rope, Frank Laubach, finding God's kingdom in life and in the Bible, eschatology and New Testament guilds and how to not be a Willard-ite. [Sorry, by the way, for the bad audio around 48 minutes in!] BE INFORMED and PRAY for us better by signing up for the Sanctus newsletter: https://sanctus.institute

Conspiracy Commentaries: §25 The Kingdom Is Now ”at Hand”

Conspiracy Commentaries: §25 The Kingdom Is Now ”at Hand”

September 7, 2021

Perhaps one of the most confusing things about Dallas Willard’s view of the kingdom of God is that Jesus didn’t start it and it wasn’t some eschatology before it’s time. The kingdom has been around as long as God has been around, says Willard. The kingdom is NOW. Welcome In! BE INFORMED and PRAY for us better by signing up for the Sanctus newsletter: https://sanctus.institute

Conspiracy Commentaries: §24 God‘s Kingdom

Conspiracy Commentaries: §24 God‘s Kingdom

August 31, 2021

Dallas Willard’s understanding of the kingdom didn’t fit with other theologians. In The Divine Conspiracy he contrasts his view with a few others that have been proposed. In this episode we discuss five. BE INFORMED and PRAY for us better by signing up for the Sanctus newsletter: https://sanctus.institute

Conspiracy Commentaries: §23 Our Kingdom Extended — into Eternity

Conspiracy Commentaries: §23 Our Kingdom Extended — into Eternity

August 24, 2021

Anybody feel like what you are in charge of is astonishingly small? Dallas Willard in The Divine Conspiracy teaches that God's intent is that our "kingdom" expand. God is the one very often who puts more in our hands. But even if our rule stays small in this life, he reminds us that this life is only the training ground for our rule in eternity. BE INFORMED and PRAY for us better by signing up for the Sanctus newsletter: https://sanctus.institute

Conspiracy Commentaries: §22 Redemption of Our Rule

Conspiracy Commentaries: §22 Redemption of Our Rule

August 17, 2021

Frank Laubach is one of the 20th century's great people who you don't know. And nobody knew him when he lived on an island in the Philippines and started experimenting with prayer and co-working with God. Now that is what he is most known for. His experiments and life were very influential on Dallas Willard who write about him in The Divine Conspiracy. BE INFORMED and PRAY for us better by signing up for the Sanctus newsletter: https://sanctus.institute

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