3.3: Why Kin-dom instead of Kingdom?

This discussion with Kristofer Phan Coffman centers on a question submitted by an Enter the Bible podcast listener: Why kin-dom instead of kingdom of God?


In the third episode of season 3, Prof. Kathryn Schifferdecker and Katie Langston talk with Kristofer Phan Coffman, New Testament scholar and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minnesota about the question: Why use the term “kin-dom” instead of “kingdom” of God?

Show notes

Biblical books and passages mentioned

  • Genesis
  • Psalms

Topics, themes and figures mentioned

  • Kin-dom
  • Family of Equality
  • Trojan War
  • Basileia: Greek term meaning royal palace
  • King Herod
  • Royal/Cornation Pslams
  • Emperor Augustus
  • Reign and Realm of God
  • Inception: movie written and directed by Christopher Nolan
  • Roman Empire

Other helpful resources

Today's Episode Hosted By

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Kathryn Schifferdecker

Katie Langston

Katie Langston

Joined by


Kristofer Phan Coffman