Author Archives: Matt Dabbs

Moving the “Gospel” Conversation to Wineskins.org

I decided that the topic that has been most on my heart lately, the Gospel, is so important that I made it the November theme for Wineskins.org and so I will be posting the rest of the series that I have running around in my mind over at that site. I hope you will tuneContinue Reading

What is the Gospel? (Part 1)

In Scot McKnight’s excellent book, “King Jesus Gospel” he asks a question that is so simple but so profound – Did Jesus preach the gospel? This is an intriguing question because we typically think of the gospel as the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus that gives us future hope in heaven through our promisedContinue Reading

Back to What is Most Important – The Gospel

I find it increasingly beneficial to focus on things that are of top shelf importance. There are so many distractions out there and so many ways to spend your time, energy and money. I am going to launch into a series on the Gospel over the next few weeks that I think you will findContinue Reading

Politics, the New Religion & Proving Your Piety

Politics is the new secular religion. You want to change the world? Engage the political process. You want to find meaning for your life? Join a political cause. You want to gather with people of like mind? Join a political party and go to rallies. You want to know your identity? Look no further thanContinue Reading

Connecting the Creation Dots in the Larger Biblical Story

This is video from a class I taught back in June. Someone recently asked for more discussion on the 24 hours days of creation. If you zoom out a bit in order to read Genesis in its context and through its intended purpose and genre these things become consistent with an older earth approach toContinue Reading

My Top 5 Eugene Peterson Books

In the wake of Peterson’s death I want to take a moment to mention some of my favorite books he authored. Under the Unpredictable Plant – Peterson’s attempt to wrestle with and through a moment of personal ministerial turmoil through studying the life of Jonah. This is a move from career to true, God-given vocation.Continue Reading

What Topics or Texts Would You Like to See Covered at Kingdom Living?

Time for some feedback. I would love to hear your questions and topics you would like to have a conversation about. Please comment below with your thoughts and I look forward to engaging you in some healthy, biblical conversations in the near future.

Making Complex the Simple and Dreaming Dreams

It takes a lot of work to take a complex idea and make it simple. It takes relatively little work to take something simple and make it complex. Disorder comes more easily than order…chaos is the natural course of a broken world. Entropy doesn’t just affect physics and thermodynamics. Entropy affects communication. Order takes discipline.Continue Reading

Broadening Our View of Gospel and Salvation

The term for gospel as a noun only occurs in Matthew and Mark about a dozen times. It doesn’t appear in Luke or in John. It doesn’t show up again until Acts 15:7. The verb form (to preach or proclaim the good news) does show up a few times in Luke and the early chaptersContinue Reading

How God Sees You

I cannot begin to tell you how many times I wish my kids could see themselves as I see them. They are so loved. They are so cherished. They are so blessed. I can’t fathom loving them any more than I already do. But from their perspective it is impossible to see these things toContinue Reading

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