The “Brave New World” of the 21st Century requires a “Brave New Discipleship” strategy.

You Are Headed to the Hall of Fame

Posted on: February 28, 2017

GET READY FOR YOUR INDUCTION. In last week’s post, I talked about accepting the challenge to become spiritual olympians. I ended with the implicit challenge: What would God do in us and through us if we, as Christians, became as dedicated to our spiritual progress as Olympians are to their athletic progress? In a continuation…

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Would You Like to Be a Spiritual Olympian?

Posted on: February 21, 2017

GOD CALLS US TO PERMANENT EXTRAORDINARY COMMITMENT Mary Lou Retton was an American gymnast who took the gold medal in the individual all-around competition in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Her groundbreaking performance, as well as her buoyant spirit, made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States at the…

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Are You Ready for God’s Great Adventure?

Posted on: February 14, 2017

THERE ARE THREE REWARDS FOR GOING ON GOD’S GREAT ADVENTURE In J.R.R. Tolkien’s book, The Hobbit, the good wizard Gandalf encourages the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, to go on a great adventure to help recover a vast treasure from the dragon, Smaug. Gandalf: The world is not in your books and maps. It’s out there. Bilbo…

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Training Trigger

Posted on: February 07, 2017

IN THE MOVIE OF LIFE WE NEED TO BE ROY ROGERS, NOT TRIGGER Roy Rogers was an American actor who was one of the most popular Western stars of the 20th century. Known as the “King of the Cowboys”, he starred in over 100 movies and had his own TV show for years, capturing the…

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