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Discipleship

How to Be a Pentecost Church: Five Pointers for Congregations

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 06.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

When the young families arrive with their kids, let them teach you about what will keep their kids engaged.

Forty Days in an Orange Jumpsuit: A Lawyer/Pastor Wears Prison Garb for Lent

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

Our faith is done a disservice by ministers who seek to have the most, rather than seek out those with the least. Kent's act does what ministry should: challenge, inform and enliven our faith lives.

Self-Help and the Gospel

Greg Carey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Greg Carey

The problem with the self-help gospel is that it expects nothing from us. In the end, it leaves us unfulfilled. And it stands far removed from what it means to live in Christ.

The Dangers Of Evangelism

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.27.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Sometimes our zeal for sharing something that's important to us blinds us to the havoc we can be wreaking in the process. We're so intent on the end result we seek that we'll say or do a lot of things we shouldn't to get what we desire.

Disciples Established Among Every People

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 10.02.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Matthew thinks that the church is fundamentally a missionary church, and he conceives of its mission concretely as a "going" to all nations in not being a fuel of domination and power but in making disciples.

Kobe Bryant, Anoushka Shankar, and You -- On Mastery

Scott Schwenk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Scott Schwenk

I'm not interested in finding a glamorous group of some sort to accept me and white-wash over the places I haven't been willing to do the work around releasing insecurity myself.