“Conversion is not the smooth, easy-going process some men seem to think . . . . It is wounding work, of course, this breaking of the hearts, but without wounding there is no saving. . . For more see: “It is Hard to Go to Heaven in America”.
Thursday is for Discipleship A few months ago, I had a conversation with a woman who had some serious questions about evangelism and discipleship and how the two worked together. If you have spent any time reading here in the blog, you know that my own perspective is that dividing the task of “making disciples” … More “Why Do We Need Words for the Gospel?”
Weekend Musings “Could it be that in these two acts, repentance and baptism, we have the hub or locus of a Christian conversion? Could it be that this is the twofold pivot on which the whole experience hangs, and by which the experience becomes a true and good beginning to the Christian life and ultimately … More Rethinking Conversion and How We Start Discipleship
Monday is for Discussion Can the word “salvation” be substituted for “conversion?” Is conversion an event or a process? Does conversion happen at a point in time or is it a process over time? Put your finger on the text of God’s word and start the discussion.
Thursday is for Discipleship “A conversion is an experience of deep continuity and discontinuity. Although through conversion we are certainly not called to abandon the world or escape from it–Jesus insists on this in his prayer of John 17 (see v. 15)–we nevertheless recognize that there is a profound discontinuity between the values and mores … More Is a Person Converted if Their Life Does Not Change?
Monday is for Discussion “And after they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, ‘Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.’” (Acts … More First Century New Believer Follow-up: A Sobering Reassessment
Friday is for Heart Songs “I want to say loud and clear that when the Barna Group uses the term born again to describe American church-goers whose lives are indistinguishable from the world, and who sin as much as the world, and sacrifice for others as little as the world, and embrace injustice as readily … More A Provacative Quote with which Jesus Would Completely Agree