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Discipleship Reflections: Matthew 15:32-38

Chapter 15 had already been a busy chapter verse 32. Jesus had managed to offend the Pharisees over the issue of ritual hand washing. He found the practice useless because a dirty mind and heart defiled, not dirty hands. They … Continue reading

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Disciplship Reflections: Interview with Laura McDaniel of the Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia

Last Thursday, I talked with Laura McDaniel about the discipleship ministries of the Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia (WMUV). Laura serves as the Executive Director/Treasurer of WMUV, and before serving in that role, she was a corporate attorney. She brings … Continue reading

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Discipleship Reflections: Matthew 10

This series of blogs, Discipleship Reflections, are a part of an independent study for my Doctor of Ministry studies. Read, enjoy, comment. Thanks for reading. By the tenth chapter of Matthew, the twelve men commonly referred to as the Disciples … Continue reading

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If we are taking seriously that Sunday School is a place for transformation (instead of knowledge) and a community of faith (instead of simply a classroom experience), then we need to begin understanding how it can…

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Discipleship Reflections: Interview with Dr. Steve Booth

This series of blogs, Discipleship Reflections, are a part of an independent study for my Doctor of Ministry studies. Read, enjoy, comment. Thanks for reading. On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 29, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Steve … Continue reading

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Discipleship Reflections: Matthew 8:23-27

This series of blogs, Discipleship Reflections, are a part of an independent study for my Doctor of Ministry studies. Read, enjoy, comment. Thanks for reading. In the flow of Matthew’s Gospel, chapter eight comes immediately after the Jesus’ Sermon on … Continue reading

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Join me in learning about Spiritual Formation and Discipleship

I could use some help in my Doctor of Ministry studies. I am certain I will need a lot of help, but right now I have a specific request. This semester, I am studying spiritual formation and discipleship from a … Continue reading

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IT’S TIME: What’s Next?

Fall 2011 offered our church the opportunity to consider our own missional calling. In order to make the most of our IT’S TIME experience, we must keep the conversation going. Here are the successes I see occurring so far: The … Continue reading

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“Preach On, Preacher”

That was the simple message I posted on a friend’s Facebook wall yesterday as she prepared to preach her first sermon. It seems her husband might be more convincing when asking her to preach than I was when she and I served … Continue reading

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Check out this blog from my friend, Derik.

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