Category Archives: Discipleship

Life and Necessary Suffering

I have been reading Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward. Below is a quote from a chapter titled “Necessary Suffering” in which he writes about the important role suffering plays in our spiritual formation. “Necessary suffering goes on every day, seemingly without … Continue reading

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What the Blackhawks Taught Me About Struggle

A couple weeks ago my beloved Blackhawks were mired in a miserable 9 game losing streak.  The only positive to the slump seemed to be the late start times on the west coast that saved me the disappointment of watching.  … Continue reading

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Intentional DIscipleship Part 5: Constantly

Intentional discipleship is surrendering to the Father’s will and walking in Jesus’ presence constantly. Intentional discipleship brings every single aspect and every single moment of our lives into the discipleship relationship.  Discipleship cannot be restricted to “spiritual times.”  Jesus is … Continue reading

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Intentional Discipleship Part 4: How To

Intentional discipleship is surrendering to the Father’s will and walking in Jesus’ presence. So how do we live the life of an intentional disciple?  How do we stay connected to Jesus when he is not bodily present with us like … Continue reading

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The Super Bowl and Thanking God (like Tim Tebow)

Tim Tebow may not be in the Super Bowl this weekend, but I suspect we’ll still be treated with a healthy dose of players thanking God for their victory around 9.30 CST Sunday night.  I know a lot of people … Continue reading

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Intentional Discipleship Part 3: The Vine and Branch

Intentional discipleship is surrendering to the Father’s will and walking in Jesus’ presence.  Last week we looked at Jesus the Rabbi and how a first century disciple sat at the master’s feet longing to take on his character.  In John … Continue reading

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Intentional Discipleship Part 2: Rabbi’s Dust

Intentional discipleship is surrendering to the Father’s will and walking in Jesus’ presence. For a disciple, time in the teacher’s presence is vital, because it is in his presence that the disciple learns to do what the teacher does. You … Continue reading

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