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Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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Discipleship Story: Tucker King

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you enjoy the content, please subscribe to the RSS feed for more. Feel free to leave comments. Your participation enriches the blog!I first met Tucker when he was a college student at Virginia… Continue Reading →

Why do Christian women struggle with friendships?

My observation is that women struggle with genuine, vulnerable friendships – especially Christian women. Though nervous about tackling such a subject as a man, I hope that these thoughts will be a catalyst toward growth and even correction of my observation if it’s found to be faulty.

Discipleship Story: Ben Coulter

Learn from Ben Coulter the impact that discipleship has made on his life – from seeing a Matrix movie to integrating the “normal” with spiritual principles.

Nuff Said: “Ordinary” Sundays, Methodists circa 2014, Top 35 Christian blogs and the Youth Pastor Accidental Screenshare

In this collection of articles, you’ll read about the danger for ministers of hyping every Sunday, a glimpse at the Methodist debate related to sexuality circa 2014, Brian Dodd’s recommended Top 35 Christian blogs and John Crist’s video about a youth pastor trying to use screenshare.

Discipleship Story: Jeremy Woodall

This installment of Discipleship Stories is from Jeremy Woodall, the campus minister at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Learn how he picked up on the vision of discipleship over Madden football on the Xbox.

Friends: Companions for the Journey

Though there is a “friendship crisis” in modern society, the hunger for deep friendship rages on. Put simply, we are hard wired for connections. We need companions to walk with us on our life’s journey. This entry looks at the nature of friendship and their biblical foundation.

Discipleship Story: Kyle Pfeifer

How can you learn principles of discipleship from spikeball? Kyle Pfeifer will show you how!

More reasons people leave the church

It’s hard to believe that saying “yes” too much may lead someone to leave your church. Another possibility for leavers is when a member becomes embarrassed about their uninvolvement.

Discipleship Story: Phillip Slaughter

Phillip Slaughter is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Mansfield, Arkansas. He has been featured here on the blog before. He and his wife Rose are former students of mine from BCM days in Monticello, Arkansas. He also served… Continue Reading →

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