Discipleship: Does Location Matter?

Frank Viola contends organic churches are the most natural place for discipleship to occur. What do you think? Does location matter? Does context matter? One of the most striking observations I’ve made over the last 21 years is how disciple-making operates in an organic church compared to a more traditional/institutional church. Those who stress the [Read More…]

Bonhoeffer for Today

If every evangelical read Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship, evangelicalism would be nobler. The book is theologically profound, overtly Lutheran, and a seminal study connected to a heroic figure. In uncompromising ways Bonhoeffer’s book assaults the easy-believism of Western evangelicalism and exposes its gospel as too often a caricature. It is always encouraging to see more and [Read More…]

“I’m into discipleship”

It’s not uncommon for someone to say on this blog, or to find it at another website, or even to hear it from students or pastors: “I’m into discipleship.” Well, so am I, but what do we mean by this? Two basic approaches, and then a third: First, for some it means practicing the spiritual [Read More…]

The OneLife Challenge

In the next two months I will be posting about once a week about my next book. It’s called One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow. It is a discipleship book — Jesus calls and it is ours to follow. [Read more…]