The Kingdom of God is….

May 19, 2009



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An excerpt from the remarkable book , “The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event”  written by John Caputo



This post forms part of a syncroblog on the “Kingdom of God”, please note the links to the  other participants below:

19 Responses to “The Kingdom of God is….”

  1. […] Andrew Hendrikse (Fake expression of the Unknown) of fakeexpressionoftheunknown photographs John Caputo’s words deconstructing who the hell knows what on The Kingdom of God is like. […]

  2. Nic Paton Says:

    Excellant photograph!

    Being found, feasting, returning, these are all verbs.
    Without community, wllas or borders, these are states of being.
    Liminality, undecidablity, point to the provisional nature of it all.

    Thanks for curating.

  3. I really love this passage, Andrew. Not familiar with the book, but going to remedy that.

    Richard Rohr’s take on what makes something a religion is based on ‘who’s in and who’s out’–so I particularly liked the phrase: where the decision procedure for admission is based on a holy undecidability between insider and outsider’
    Thanks–I’ll be using this image and crediting your blog. I’ll be back for a longer visit–

    • Andrew Says:

      Hi Beth,
      Thanks for popping in.

      I’m honoured to see my image up at Virtual Tea House.

      “Where is the Kingdom? In the sky? In the sea? No. Rather the Kingdom is inside you and it is outside you.” The Gospel of Thomas 3: 113(paraphrased)

      I look forward to further conversation in the future.

      Be blessed

  4. […] Andrew Hendrikse (Christian) of Feotu on The Kingdom of God is… […]

  5. Don Rogers Says:

    Thanks for letting me in on reading the various comments. I found Nic’s post to be especially interesting (go figure!)

  6. gracerules Says:

    The Kingdom of God is opened up by the event of hospitality the way the day is opened by the rising of the sun.

    If we put as much work into hospitality as we do programs we would probably be getting a few more glimpses of the Kingdom and the King.

    • Andrew Says:

      Hi there Grace

      Hospitality is Godliness. The way I see it,through acts of hospitality we allow the kingdom to come amongst us. (Luke 17: 20-21)

      be blessed

  7. […] Andrew Hendrikse of Fake expression of the Unknown on The Kingdom of God is… […]

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  9. John Says:

    This reference shows in stark terms how many people throughout the world were introduced to the power seeking kingdom of churchianity.

    The conquest continues.

  10. […] Andrew Hendrikse (Christian) of Feotu on The Kingdom of God is… […]

  11. Steve Says:

    It reminds me of the Pascha homily of St John Chrysostom:

    If any man be devout and loveth God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast. If any man be a wise servant, let him rejoicing enter into the joy of his Lord. If any have laboured long in fasting, let him now receive his
    recompense. If any have wrought from the first hour, let him today receive his just reward. If any have come at the third hour, let him with thankfulness keep the feast. If any have arrived at the sixth hour, let him have no misgivings; because he shall in no wise be deprived therefor. If any have delayed until the ninth hour, let him draw near, fearing nothing. If any have tarried even until the eleventh hour, let him, also, be not alarmed at his tardiness; for the Lord, who is jealous of his honour, will accept the last, even as the first; he giveth rest unto him who cometh at the eleventh hour, even as unto him who hath wrought from the first hour. And he showeth mercy upon the last, and careth for the first; and to the one he giveth, and upon the other bestoweth gifts. And he both accepteth the deeds, and welcometh the intention,
    and honoureth the acts, and praiseth the offering. Wherefore enter ye all into the joy of the Lord; and receive ye your reward, both the first, and likewise the second.

    Ye rich and poor together, hold ye high festival. Ye sober and ye heedless, honour ye the day. Rejoice today, both ye who have fasted, and ye who have disregarded the fast. The table is full-laden; feast ye all sumptuously. The
    calf is fatted; let no one go hungry away. Enjoy ye all the feast of faith; receive ye all the riches of loving-kindness.

    Let no one bewail his poverty, for the universal kingdom hath been revealed. Let no one weep for his iniquities, for pardon hath shone forth from the grave. Let no one fear death, for the Saviour’s death hath set us free. He that was held prisoner of it hath annihilated it. By descending into Hell, he made Hell captive. He angered it when it tasted of his flesh. And Isaiah, foretelling this, did cry: Hell, said he, was angered when it encountered thee in the lower regions. It was angered, for it was abolished. It was angered, for it was mocked. It was angered, for it was slain. It was angered, for it was overthrown. It was angered, for it was fettered in chains. It took a body, and met God face to face. It took earth, and encountered Heaven. It took that which was seen, and fell upon the unseen.

    O Death, where is thy sting? O Hell, where is thy victory? Christ is risen, and thou art overthrown. Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen. Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice. Christ is risen, and life reigneth. Christ is
    risen, and not one dead remaineth in the grave. For Christ, being risen from the dead, is become the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep. To him be glory and dominion unto ages of ages. Amen.

    • Andrew Says:


      What glorious script, let the celebrations begin. Yes, we can revel in hospitality of a God of infinite generosity, grace and goodness. We can give thanks for the gift of abundant life.

      Let’s celebrate!!

      • Steve Says:

        Your quote was the first I’d ever heard of John Caputo, then this morning I saw him mentioned on another blog. It must be a conspiracy.

  12. Andrew Says:


    Interesting, Maybe the Spirit is speaking to you!?!?

    Have a blessed day!!

  13. Sounds like a book worth reading! 🙂

  14. John Says:

    Stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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