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Thursday, July 15, 2010


Recently we went out to see the local castle - Castle Bernard. When we were asking for directions, our host said: "It's not that great." To which we responded: " We don't have any castles in America."

Any castle is pretty cool to an American whose country is not as old as most of the buildings in Europe. Castle Bernard was built in the 17th century and was inhabited until the 1920's. Most of Europe exists in the shadow of a castle.

This makes it difficult for Americans to understand what Jesus meant when he preached about the kingdom of God. We don't have kings, we don't have castles, we don't belong to kingdoms.

How can we translate the concept of kingdom into the American culture?

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