Tag Discipleship

The Necessity of Mixed-Sex Friendships for Christian Faith

Two weeks ago I wrote a post exploring the implied conflict between friendship and marriage in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings. I argued that towards the...

Unpopular Christianity

Jesus was not a popular man. In the 1st century, throughout history, and today people have struggled not just in coming to him but also in going with him. I...

Bonhoeffer on the Cost of Discipleship

Earlier this year I was asked to preach at the first of our quarterly youth rallies. After deliberating for a few days, I decided to preach on discipleship and the...