I have often heard the counselors in the UGM recovery programs refer to their work as “re-parenting.” The parallels are clear... Learn More >
We know that men and women, previously unaware of any spiritual need in their lives, often have their eyes opened during chapel... Read More >
We are all tempted to seek pleasure, joy and relief from pain in behaviors and objects that cannot ultimately satisfy... Read More >
Life and death. Joy and sorrow. Growth and pain. Life is a mix of the good and the bad. Becoming a Christian doesn’t magically change that... Read More >
When we allow our impressions to become assumptions about people’s motives and character, the damage can be devastating.
We've been using the slogan “Hope starts here” for years, and I’ve thought I got it, but after a trip to a large city, I see it in a new way.
Jesus Christ satisfies our deepest longings and gives us the power to say no to the imposters who promise fulfillment but cannot deliver.
There’s a good kind of tired. That kind where you’ve put in a full day of hard, physical work. You got dirty. You sweat . . . Read More >
Myth: To be a person who disciples others, you have to have it all together.
Truth: No one has it all together.
Myth: Only a select group of Christians are called to disciple others.
Truth: Everyone is called to love like God loves. Everyone is called to tell the story of what God has done and is doing in his life. Put those together and you have something close to discipleship or, as Brent describes it in our cover story, “intentional, authentic relationship.”
Myth: You have to be a Bible scholar to disciple others.
Truth: When you are a lover of the Word, a lover of Christ, and a lover of other people, Christ’s love flows through you. Henrietta Mears, who had a profound impact on Billy Graham, Bill Bright (Campus Crusade), Dawson Troutman (Navigators) and Jim Rayburn (Young Life), once said: “You teach a little by what you say; you teach most by what you are.”
Discipleship is a subject near and dear to my heart – both for the impact it has had in my life and the impact I see it having on the men and women who come through our doors.