I can handle it, I thought. I’ll be fine! I can do this. That was in January. But in April, after the semester was over and my brain and body were fried, I knew I made the same mistake again. I said yes too many times. I thought I could do it all. “I always […]
A few weeks ago, I asked Alex Absalom a question at a gathering that my church had. “What do you do with all these models of discipleship? It seems like every church has a different way of getting together in small groups. Some have classic Bible studies, some call it missional communities, we have this […]
Interview with Michael Mata: Practical discipleship and the one thing he would tell young people in the Church
Michael Mata has designed and administered community and faith-based programs for nearly thirty years, particularly in the areas of transformational community development, congregational redevelopment, intercultural programs, organizational and leadership development, ministry/nonprofit management and community youth development. He is the Community Transformation Specialist with Compassion Creates Change, Inc. and an affiliated faculty member at Fuller Theological […]
I was at a church recently for a conference, and when I stepped up to the bathroom sink, I put my hands under the faucet, expecting water to come out. Nothing happened. This thing doesn’t work! Then I realized that it was a manual sink. You know, the kind you have to turn on yourself. […]
How many essays have we written for school, only to keep them in our drawers? My friend Jack Davis reminded me of this indirectly when I told him that I had finally finished an essay I was working on for class. “What did you learn?” he said. “What did I learn? Well…” And then I […]
I'm an M.Div. student at Regent College in Vancouver, BC. I’m also the Residential Dean at Carey Hall. My passion as a writer and pastor is to encourage people through merciful teaching. What I love to do is help others grow in their relationship with Jesus and their life of following Him.
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LEARNING HOW TO FOLLOW JESUS IN DAILY LIFE
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