Notes from the Trail

Life, adventure and faith from southwest Virginia

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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

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!Phillip Slaughter is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Mansfield, Arkansas…. Continue Reading →

Introduction: Discipleship Stories

This is the introductory post to the “Discipleship Stories” series and traces my experience and history with discipleship.

The danger of “the”

What would you think if you learned one small three-letter word – an article at that – impacts your perspective and view of how personal God is?

A hypothetical Father’s Day

Happy Father’s day to my dad. A committed reader, a devoted pray-er, a faithful downer of milk shakes and a constant supporter. I am grateful for his model.

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