Monthly Archives: June 2017

50 posts

Problem with the Human Paradigm

This is part of The False Promise of Discipleship blog series from The Bonhoeffer Project. Read the blog that came right before this one by clicking here. When I (Bill) was nine years old, I went to the altar at my grandmother’s church. A gaggle of praying folks surrounded me and informed me that I […]

Reach the Lost

  This blog is an excerpt from the free eBook, Stay the Course: Seven Essential Practices for Disciple Making Churches. Download this eBook here in your favorite format at no cost. My greatest fear growing up was getting lost. It terrified me so much at times that while hunting as a young boy I considered […]

with Montana it is love

I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it. – John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America  

not of fear but of power

“for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before […]

The Human Paradigm Looks Like This

This is part of The False Promise of Discipleship blog series from The Bonhoeffer Project. Read the blog that came right before this one by clicking here. The Human Paradigm looks like this… There you are! And you’re running! In The Human Paradigm, you’re always running. You’re trying to arrive at the X. But how? […]

Abide in Christ

This blog is an excerpt from the free eBook, Stay the Course: Seven Essential Practices for Disciple Making Churches. Download this eBook here in your favorite format at no cost. If the goal of our journey is to make disciples of Jesus, we must first learn how to abide in Christ. That is, before we […]

Wayne Rooney

“Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.”

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Your Living Sacrifice – New Covenant – True Worship

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. – Romans 12:1-2

Thomas A. Edison

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Eric Hoffer

“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”