Tag Archives: Discipleship

Do you love me more than these?

Jesus asks Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” (John 21:15). The “more than these” is a sticky question we must all answer if we want to follow Christ. It took Peter, the one who … Continue reading

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Hitler and what it means to be a (real) Christian

I thought the following comment was particularly good in answering the absurd notion that Hitler was a Christian. I’ve talked about this before here. But this comment comes from a post titled, “Dinner with Hitler and Other Moral Issues.” The … Continue reading

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About Following Christ

I get asked from time to time by atheists and skeptics why I make a distinction between following Christ and Christianity, or religion. To be clear, I do consider myself a Christian. The problem is that it’s a loaded word … Continue reading

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A vision for the Church – Part Two

We looked at the scriptural foundation for the Church in part one.  We learned that the Church Jesus is building is God’s answer to His own question, “Who will build a house for Me?” We are His dwelling place where … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Twelve

In this world construct that we live in, you don’t believe something until you see it; with Christ’s kingdom, you won’t see anything until you believe it. Its subversive nature confounds the wise and resists the proud. By faith, not … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Eleven

“Let’s turn the Middle East into a sea of glass!” “Let’s nuke ’em back to the stone age!” I can remember saying these types of  patriotic sentiments, and hearing my friends echo them, during the Iranian hostage crisis in late 1979. Later, during … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Ten

“He needs to pay for what he did…” she said almost under her breath. Others in the room nodded in agreement. I just sat there dumbfounded. This was a very difficult counseling session about 15 years ago concerning a young adult man who … Continue reading

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