Wise Living In A Post Christian Culture

     We have just seen the ending of a new year and the beginning of a new one, but I actually thought I was just living in a rerun.  I listened to the same political debates, economic analysis and fear mongering from the left along with the right.  The left talks of dark money […]

Part VI: Develping A Discpleship Culture

     Truth be told I am an ex-extremist, but I have an additional confession that I am also an ex-purist.  Extremism pushes you to the outer edges, but when you add purism to the mix it makes it hard to change.  Since it is such a public story in the Christian community right now […]

Part V: Developing A Discipleship Culture

     In the last blog post I discussed how language and imagery are both powerful ways to transfer our ideas and pass them on to others so that they not only intellectualize them, but also implement them.   We must create a language for people to connect with, but we have to also create an […]

Part IV: Developing A Discipleship Culture

   In continuing this series on ‘developing a discipleship culture’ let’s look at the correct framework for discipleship.  In the last post I talked about needing to embrace discipleship centered in Christ including both character transformation and missional outreach.  I have found also as a foundational teacher that it is important to create a framework […]

Part III: Developing A Discipleship Culture

     In continuing this series on ‘developing a discipleship culture’ let’s look at the correct framework for discipleship.  We must wrap our discipleship in the swaddling clothes of Christ redemptive work.  The focus of discipleship has to be within the continuation of Jesus original command.       It is not hard to notice in the […]

Part II: Developing A Discipleship Culture

In continuing this series on ‘developing a discipleship culture’ let’s first of all look at what it’s not supposed to look like.  First of all: 1) Discipleship is not following a certain man, church or organization.     The call to discipleship is first a call to follow Christ. It is a commitment to be […]

Part I: Developing A Discipleship Culture

    In this series of post I am going to examine the subject of ‘developing a discipleship culture’.  I have found that culture is a powerful force whether in the church or outside of the church.  MBarek A. says culture “is the acquired pair of glasses through which we see life.”  One of the […]

Final: Extremism Vs. Radical Christianity

     In this series of post I have looked at five worldviews that I do consider extreme.  I wrote this series of post from my own personal experience since I have found myself subject to these areas from time to time in my personal walk with God.  As I studied the scriptures and history […]

Part VI: Extremism Vs. Radical Christianity

    When I use the word extremism you could think of extreme sports, body piercing or terrorism. I like the way the Merriam – Webster dictionary defines the word as, “advocacy of extreme measures or views.”  One way that I define extremism is simply recognizing it as misdirected passion.  We all have misdirected passion […]

Part V: Extremism Vs. Radical Christianity

     When I use the word extremism you could think of extreme sports, body piercing or terrorism. I like the way the Merriam – Webster dictionary defines the word as, “advocacy of extreme measures or views.”  As I said in my last post that, “there is nothing new under the sun.”       The Essenes […]