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Food for Thought: The people of God

From Scot McKnight's A Community Called Atonement:
Someone has said that worldliness is living in a committed way to the wrong principles. The people of God--Israel, the church--is a contrast to the world: it is the world organized on right principles. And those right principles involve, as Jesus makes so clear in the Lukan kingdom thread, justice and peace and love of others. A thoroughly biblical understanding of atonement, then, is earthy. It is about restored relations with God and with self, but also with others and with the world--in the here and now.
(Image: slice of McKnight's book cover)