Category Archives: discipleship

Default

Despite everything I know and everything I’ve experienced, I am growing more and more aware that my default setting with God is still to think I can earn or lose his care for me and mine. When I slip into … Continue reading

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The Indiscriminate Parable

Once upon a time there was a man who was given a very important job by his father. “Love,” his father told him, “and do as you will.” The instructions were simple, perhaps too simple. The man thought for a … Continue reading

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This Is Not Normal pt. 2

One of the things you discover about your “normal” is that it’s not everyone’s normal. From the way you celebrate Thanksgiving to the way you unwrap gifts on Christmas to your idea of a ‘date night’, normal is relative. Even … Continue reading

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Listening In

Here’s a video that sums up the heart and head of a generation. In some ways I think I must be a University student after watching this video. I think it’s insightful on many levels and those of another generation … Continue reading

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$200 Conversions

Here’s a quick clip from Pete Rollins. I think often we get to the front porch and stop there. We can feel the warmth of home, the security of proximity, the comfort of the porch light being on during our … Continue reading

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Here’s What I Say…

After posting a previous video and asking for your thoughts someone wondered what would happen if I didn’t give you my take on it first. So on Friday I posted the Boyd/100 Huntley video and asked for your comments. I … Continue reading

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Follower: a 10th the song that never ends…

For me, getting married meant a series of meetings for pre-marital counselling. It was really valuable time that gave the Elusive and I a great start. We talked about things that “love” wanted us to gloss over and the sessions … Continue reading

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Follower: The Dysfunctional 8th (which is 9)

Good things can go horribly wrong. Sometimes the very thing that’s meant to bring healing actually does harm. That’s why the 8th step comes with this caveat, which is step 9: “Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except … Continue reading

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Follower: Going for 8th

The first house I remember living in was my home until I went into grade 3. I remember the backyard where we buried my first pet. I remember the front yard where I committed my first homicide by beheading my, … Continue reading

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Follower: What a 4th step looks like

I’ve been told firsthand by missionaries who work in faraway places that getting people to make “a decision” for Jesus is quite easy. A big platform/crusade type atmosphere will see hundreds and even thousands raise a hand for Jesus. In … Continue reading

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