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How to be a Non-Anxious Presence

Those people in your life who exhibit this trait really stand out. They stand out because it unusual and admirable. It is a different way of living, being and seeing. They see others from a non-threatening, non-fear based perspective. How do you get there? Prayer Fasting Dialog with those who make you anxious Following JesusContinue Reading

Ten Serious Questions for Serious Disciples of Jesus

Who has my full attention? Who do I view with judgment? How often do I pray for my enemies? Would others around me know I follow the Lord? Why or why not? Who or what is my life lived in submission to? Do my relationships have any connection with the Christ? What do I doContinue Reading

10 Paradigm Shifts for Churches of Christ

I hope and pray this generates a much needed discussion not just online but in our churches and with church leadership. We want to pose solutions rather than point out problems so this serves as a follow up video to the Churches of Christ in decline video. Now I want to talk about some thingsContinue Reading

Does God Still Speak Today?

This story has built my faith. It has taken me a while to feel comfortable sharing it but I have come to a point of letting go any sense of pride associated with it because it wasn’t of myself, it was all of God. But pride is a tricky beast that is hard to letContinue Reading

Brainstorm: If you were writing a discipling curriculum what would you include?

Please share your thoughts in the comments. I envision it following Jesus’ discipling process and topics in the Gospels. I think it would also need to equip the discipler to be flexible in the study. Be interested in the other person so you ask good questions and know lesson 2 doesn’t always follow lesson 1.Continue Reading

Consider Email Subscribing to Kingdom Living

About a month ago I ran into a snag. Someone complained to Facebook about my content and Facebook blocked all of my URLs for about a week. After a bunch of appeals I finally got them reinstated. It was a reminder that social media won’t put all of the content in front of you. ThatContinue Reading

How to Study the Bible Effectively

To be a disciple means to follow Jesus’ teachings. Following his teachings requires us to be in the Bible daily. Here is one approach to getting more out of your Bible study. Here is the study guide I mentioned in the video. Download here.

Pain

Sometimes our boys will tell us how much pain they are in, usually in their legs. We tell them these are “growing pains.” There are pains we have to endure in this life if we are going to grow. Leadership cannot focus on pain avoidance but on picking the right path and sticking with itContinue Reading

Discipleship on Instagram

I hate self-promotion. I really really do. So I have to check I myself here and make sure first things are first. One of my favorite things to do, the place where I thrive, is creating and sharing resources. I recently started an Instagram account as one more means of getting out this discipleship message.Continue Reading

Jesus’ First Move – The Call

We made a bad move many years ago. We largely rejected the idea of Calling. It sounded too Baptist. It sounded to denominational. It sounded to Calvinist. It was, like some other things in our theology, the product of reactionary doctrine rather than solid interpretation. It isn’t that I agree with Calvinism but we canContinue Reading

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