We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Appearances can be deceiving.
The church has always been physically connected in some way.
We are a people of hope. Our God is not silent, and neither are we.
"The reality of the reign of God coming near has always been difficult to comprehend because we understand it as a "already/not yet" reality. The reign of God has absolutely come near, and it's effects are felt in the present. But it hasn't yet been fully realized--there is still more to come. We've only gotten a taste of it."