Burning Questions is a new six-part DVD series produced by Talon Productions and Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and is hosted by Dr. Andy Bannister, the Director for RZIM Canada. In this very informative and thorough series, Dr. Bannister takes us on a journey to three countries and asks representatives from the major world religions, as […]
In this short video clip, Jon Tyson asks a number of questions about local church discipleship –
1 | Are we creating disciples to fit into and reflect the image of our local congregational brand or the image of Jesus? There can be a huge difference.
2 | Are people in the church being discipled more by consumerism, and if so, what does this look like?
Jon brings to our attention a number of significant concerns related to local church discipleship initiatives that we all must pay careful attention to.
If we are all being discipled by something, whether it be the culture of consumerism or the image of a particular congregational brand, we need to isolate these various other sources that compete for our attention and once again re-center our focus on creating disciples exclusively in the image of Jesus.
What are your thoughts? Ideas?
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The most important question we will ever ask.
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I recently had a conversation with some friends that focused on the ways we have cheapened discipleship, and I immediately connected it to our insatiable desire for a good deal. We always desire to find something for the lowest possible price. We wait in line for hours on the day after Thanksgiving and many people […]
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