Rethinking Conversion and How We Start Discipleship

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

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Is a Person Converted if Their Life Does Not Change?

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?

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First Century New Believer Follow-up: A Sobering Reassessment

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

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A Provacative Quote with which Jesus Would Completely Agree

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

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