What We Believe

Several generations ago, during one of the most turbulent of the desert wars in the Middle East, a spy was captured and sentenced to death by a General. The General, a man of intelligence and compassion, had adopted a strange…

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The Stream in which we Swim

Phyllis Tickle in the book “The Great Emergence” cleverly uses the metaphor of a rummage sale (garage sale) to help us understand the contextual changes in the Church over the last 2000 years. About every 500 years the church clears…

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The World is a Puzzle

A father was sitting watching television, when his little boy came running over.  “Daddy, can you play with me?” Dad enjoys playing with his son, and plans to give him plenty of time, but not just yet. “Soon, son, soon”…

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Christ as Victor

The word “Christian” is used three times in the New Testament (Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16). Followers of Jesus Christ were first called “Christians” in Antioch (Acts 11:26) because their behaviour, activity, and speech were like Christ. The word…

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As You Go…Make Disciples

Updated and Republished Version As we move further into this current century, we need to revisit the words of Jesus to “Make Disciples’. When we encounter the words disciple or discipleship, we interpret these words through our individual set of…

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Matthew 28:18-20

In an earlier blog The Starting Point I highlighted the point that discipleship was considered an important topic by the writers of the New Testament and the concept of discipleship is prominent in the last words of Jesus before He…

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Making Disciples Today

The major view today is that people encounter Jesus and grow as disciples in a church. It is interesting to note that there is a lack of Biblical examples of this view of disciple-making. People met Jesus at the side…

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