Discipleship is one of our charges as Christians--to grow deeper in our love to God and Neighbor. Here are posts that reflect that charge:

Using Game Theory to Pray Better

The secret’s out in my local congregation: I’m a nerd. So much so that now my own church members (some of whom are unaware of this blog) are sending me geeky theological stuff. Excellent! A church member sent me a link to Althan – Prayer Timings and Tracking, which is an app for our Muslim friendsRead More


Discipleship is about Jesus and Kevin Bacon

If you are a movie or film buff, you know the bar game The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Built on the idea of “six degrees of separation,” the trivia game involves connecting any actor/actress to Kevin Bacon, no matter how obscure. For instance: Jeff Cohen (who played Chunk on the 80’s classic The Goonies)Read More


Discipleship is a Missional Vaccine #TM2UMC

I spent the last few days in Seattle at the Transforming Ministry Conference II held for the Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. It was a great mix of clergy (young, middle, and older), superintendents, Bishops, professors, and theologians. One of my takeaways came from Alan Hirsch, author of The Forgotten Ways and otherRead More