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Are we there yet? ‘Exile’ in the Bible (article)

My article “Are we there yet? ‘Exile’ in the Bible” is now available in Matthias Media’s Vine Journal, issue 5 (February 2017). The article was first given as a talk for the NEXUS 2016 Conference.

Are We There Yet: 'Exile' in the Bible: The Vine Journal, Issue 5

The article is available at GoThereFor.com.

The journal itself, which includes a host of great articles, is available for free download, or a print version can be purchased.

Here’s the blurb for my article:

This world is our God-created home, and yet it’s also not our home. How are we to understand this tension, and how are we to live and minister in light of it? In the first of several essays in this edition of Vine Journal that address this theme, Lionel Windsor looks at the place of ‘exile’ in the sweep of the Bible’s teaching.

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