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Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Discipleship through the eyes of Willard

What if saving the church is a self-defeating mission?  Is the church preoccupied with her own existance?  Will the church have to rethink far more than just their cosmetics?  These are some questions posed by Brian McLaren in Leadership Magazine.  Check it out:


We would intend to make disciples and let converts "happen" rather than intending to make converts and letting disciples "happen."  One cannot build discipleship to Jesus by doding serious issues or not doing jsutice to honest doubts about him and his teachings.  If we cannot break through to a new vision of faith and discipleship, the real significance and power of the gospel of the kingdom of God can never come into its own. 

Dallas Willard, "Divine Conspiracy"