Category Archives: discipleship

The Spirit and the fire-breathing cow – Lent day 10

There’s a pretty intense metaphor for God’s Spirit in Scripture.  Fire.  (Yeah, it would be amazeballs if it was a COW breathing fire.  Right?) (Wait, on second thought, that’s probably too close to the old school fertility gods, so let’s scrap … Continue reading

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Return – Lent day 2

Return – This is the theme for today in Rethink Church’s Lenten photo challenge where you to reflect on that day’s topic. Here’s my picture for today. A return to my relationship with God is what pops into my head.  Lent … Continue reading

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Hype Man

Every hip hop group worth their salt has a hype man.  This is a person who adds important details crucial to the song: what year it is, who is featured in the song, and how amazeballs the rapper or group … Continue reading

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Seriously, folks?

Seriously, folks? (NOTE: Christ followers who take the Kingdom of God seriously, pay attention.) This story is setting the Interweb on fire.  At a meal AFTER CHURCH, a pastor declined giving a waitress a tip at all because “if the pastor only … Continue reading

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Killer quote from @JesusOfNaz316

Tweet much?  Don’t stop reading, even if you don’t care a lick about Twitter!  There are lots of reasons why I enjoy Twitter.  One of them is that there are a handful of people who have accounts that tweet “on … Continue reading

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Whaddya want, a medal? #dedication

Why isn’t dedication a character trait that’s blasé anymore? Instead it’s celebrated.  Really, I’m torn as to whether that’s a very good thing or something that should be so normalized that we don’t blink at it.  Shouldn’t it be something … Continue reading

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Killer quote from @TozerAW

“A Pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and hard on himself.” –A.W. Tozer It’s easy to forget what you were like at your lowest, only to find yourself holding … Continue reading

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Killer quote from @udreyfleenor

A good friend of mine tweeted this the other day: “Faith makes things possible, not easy.”—Audrey Fleenor (@udreyfleenor) What a great quote!  Boom goes the dynamite. This quote got me thinking about North American-style Christ following.  We have become deluded … Continue reading

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Big gulps & following Jesus

Michael Frost recited a poem (from memory!) by Adrian Plass during one of his talks at the 2011 Sentralized conference.  I’ve been looking for the words and finally found them. I’m not in to poetry by a long shot.  But … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games – Following Jesus isn’t always safe

OK, so I don’t have time to post this week but I have time to scope other people’s stuff.  Am I hypocritical?  Maybe. Sue me. One of the blogs I like to surf opened a dialogue up about tying following Jesus … Continue reading

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