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
INTRODUCTION When Jesus left his disciples, he never told them to go and build a church, he never told them to make converts. His mission for the disciples was to make more disciples. We see the grouping of disciples being the local church, as the body of Christ, and it is through the Church that … More Discipleship in Church
INTRODUCTION The Christian term discipleship is often thrown around more loosely than it ought to be. With all the talk of discipleship it would seem to be easily understood what is expected, what it looks like, yet if you were to ask what a modern day disciple is, very few would be able to give … More Christ in Discipleship
The life of a Christian is not static. Often people both in and out of the church want to view making Christians as a simple yes/no position. Is the person saved? No. Get them saved. Are they saved? Yes. The work is done, move on to the next person. This tends to be the attitude … More The Stages of Discipleship
INTRODUCTION Recently, politicians have come out trying to get the world and Americans specifically, to buy into the idea of Global warming. President Barack Obama recently announced executive actions to limit the effects of Global Warming and was applauded by those in his own party while being criticized by many Republicans. There are two complaints … More Global Warming and the Christian
INTRODUCTION The Christian term discipleship is often thrown around more loosely than it ought to be. With all the talk of discipleship it would seem to be easily understood what is expected, what it looks like, yet if you were to ask what a modern day disciple is, very few would be able to give … More Jesus in the formation of Christians
Introduction to The Emerging Church Recently, Brian McLaren, a leading theologian in the emerging church, said, “I was a good kid, I believed what I’d been told. And as a pastor, I started having gay people come out to me and what became clearer and clearer to me is that their experience was not explained … More What is the Emerging Church?