Thursday is for Discipleship The following quote from Leslie Newbegin is, I think, brilliantly perceptive: In discussions about the contemporary mission of the Church it is often said that the Church ought to address itself to the real questions people are asking. That is to misunderstand the mission of Jesus and the mission of the … More The Nature and Mission of the Church
Thursday is for Disciple-Making Thoughts on the “Jesus Way” revealed in Mark chapter 1: The Jesus Way is saturated with prayer (v. 12) The Jesus Way is a bold proclamation of the gospel that includes a call to repentance and the announcement of the Kingdom of God having come (v. 15) The Jesus Way is … More Is there a Discernible “Jesus Way” of Disciple-Making?
Monday Discussion The following is from Michael Green, Evangelism in the Early Church, Revised Edition, (Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans, 1970, 2003), 82-84. Speaking of the content of the gospel in the first century, Michael Green writes: “In the first place, it is a message with a quite specific content. It is always to … More How Essential is Jesus to the Gospel You Preach?
#2 by reader visits in 2010. This one generated quite a bit of discussion and I hope it generates more. Here it is again with some slight emendations. It is also coming soon to youtube.com. We Have Discipleship All Wrong The surprising thing is that what I am about to write will sound radical. It’s … More Number 2 Blog Post from 2010
Monday is for Discussion A day after Easter is a good time to think not just about resurrection joy, but Christian faithfulness in light of the extraordinary lavishness of God’s grace and love for us. Evangelism is not only done by individuals, but is a function of the body working together to show the beauty … More Loving People Enough to be Hated
Thursday is for Discipleship The surprising thing is that what I am about to write will sound radical. It’s not. It’s biblical. It’s what Jesus taught, which I suppose was radical in its time. But it is not the practice of the modern church, so it is going to sound radical because it goes against … More We’ve Got Discipleship All Wrong