How the Church effects Discipleship

INTRODUCTION When we look at the church and discipleship, the two categories are dependent upon one another. Without healthy discipleship occurring creating healthy disciples, you can’t have a healthy church. If you have unhealthy disciples, they will naturally create an unhealthy church environment. However, a church without a focus on creating healthy disciples, will only … More How the Church effects Discipleship

Ephesians 3:1-14

As a prisoner, while often looked down on, Paul didn’t consider it a hindrance. Verse 13 specifically asks the Ephesians not to lose heart, which we can think of as being upset or losing faith or confidence in, because of what Paul writes about between the two verses. As long as the Ephesians had heard … More Ephesians 3:1-14

A Brief summary of the Reformation period

The Reformation is often considered a monumental event triggered by Martin Luther’s nailing his 95 Thesis to the door of his parish and then events spiraling out of control for the Catholic church from that point on. However, this is a gross oversimplification of the events surrounding the reformation period and the people involved in … More A Brief summary of the Reformation period

Oh Monastic Life! How simply though art!…Maybe?

When looking at the monastic situation from the early days, there were many good principles that monks who lived by the rule would follow. Some of the best principles are those relating to the relationship of the monks and their devotion to spiritual matters. In the rule, each day had,  “eight times of prayer were … More Oh Monastic Life! How simply though art!…Maybe?