Robert E. Webber

What is needed is a return to a kingdom evangelism that not only announces the kingdom but also seeks to inaugurate the kingdom in the biblical sense. [We] must stress that obedience in the world results in the application of kingdom teaching and living in every area of life. This emphasis may be realized more fully by restoring an evangelism that stresses the rule of God. . . . To reduce the rule of the kingdom to our personal experience apart from our activity in society and culture is to deny the lordship of Christ over all of life.


-Robert Webber, Common Roots: The Original Call to an Ancient-Future Faith (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009), 193.