A Church Equal to the Task

Alan Hirsch Disciplism

Disciplism – Part 3 Now I need to give you some context for what I’m about to say in this chapter. You should know that I have spent most of my adult life being reasonably obsessed with trying to unlock the codes of what makes for highly transformative missional movements—those kinds of movements that really … Read more

The End Game?

Alan Hirsh Discplism part 2

Disciplism – Part 2. While I do believe that a comprehensive understanding of what authentic discipleship is has been all but extinguished, we can still observe some residual aspects of discipleship in our churches. And even though these “vestiges” are reductions of the kind of discipleship we see in the pages of the New Testament … Read more

Disciplism – Why discipleship and evangelism must go hand in hand

Disciplism – Part 1. Over the years, I have found myself having to talk about a distinctly missional understanding of discipleship. I actually find this a bit odd. The very fact that we now have to put qualifications on the word “discipleship” again signals how far we have veered from a biblical understanding of discipleship. … Read more

2 Reasons ‘Happy Wife, Happy Life’ is an Unbiblical Foundation for Marriage

It was during the speeches of the wedding reception I heard the phrase. I cringed on the inside. The groom’s father was speaking. He said, ‘Here’s my words of advice, happy wife, happy life.’ Someone said the phrase in a conversation after church recently. Before I knew it, the words had escaped my mouth, ‘I … Read more

Memorials, Stories & Heroes in the Christian Life

Special things are worth remembering. Birthdays. Christmas. Easter. We remember when someone special dies. The way we remember often involves certain rituals. We have birthday cakes and family celebrations. We remember our loved ones with crosses in cemeteries or sprinkling ashes in significant places. These things serve us well. They draw us back to remember … Read more

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