Here are some thoughts on discipleship triggered by two things:
1. Being asked to give a ‘quick-fire trigger talk’ as part of a Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) gathering of church leaders, youth leaders and others reflecting on contemporary challenges around discipleship. It was a really good day organised by Rick Hill Discipleship Officer of the PCI (and MA grad of IBI), with lots of good input and discussion.
2. Reading Matthew Bates’ outstanding book Salvation by Allegiance Alone.
For various posts on Bates’ important book see:
Nijay Gupta has a fair and warm review here :
Scot McKnight did a series starting here:
The Gospel Coalition did an unsurprisingly critical review here
The fun part of a short talk is that you get to do what you tell students not to do: make deliberately provocative statements without…
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