following Jesus

When it comes to living as a disciple of Jesus, churches would do better to teach "followership" along with leadership, writes the Rev. Jim Burklo. Read more

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We are saved by Christ, of course. But Christ gives us eyes to see and ears to hear to recognize and respond to life differently. We end up living by what we “see” and how we enact that sight, writes the Rev. Dr. Steve Harper. Read more

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The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant thinks that Christians can look to models who combine faith and action that will energize their discipleship. Read more

Jesus shows the way to leadership by starting out with ideas that seem absurd, writes the Rev. Jason Valendy. Read more


Mark's gospel quotes Jesus saying very clearly that following him requires lifelong commitment and risk, writes the Rev. Bill Cotton. Read more

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Radical Jesus

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If we believe that Jesus wasn't the Christ, we lose the power of Christian faith to change lives and the world into God's vision of wholeness, writes United Methodist layman Brian Snyder. Read more

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Jesus vs. Pharisees

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Jesus' followers are finding themselves called to face scorn and derision from even their own churches, friends and family as church breakups have yet to yield new ties, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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What ails The United Methodist Church isn't declining membership or the burden of structure, but the spiritual failure of not expecting enough from people who are supposed to be followers of Jesus Christ, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. Read more

Local Church 2 Comments