Pope Francis' focus of Christian discipleship
has been reaffirmed throughout his Pontificate and in numerous homilies.
Botero's art--precisely as art--provides an intense example of how art can contribute to larger questions of theology, discipleship
and social change.
The largest portion of life--work in the home and in jobs--is excluded from the concepts of discipleship
Christ crucified is thus synonymous with discipleship
and the way of the cross.
attempts to show that, for Matthew, discipleship
is an ongoing commitment and a process conditioned in part by each disciple's own ethical and prayerful participation.
Herb Mather, also a Methodist elder, is former director of stewardship for the General Board of Discipleship
of the United Methodist Church in Nashville.
Though we may not feel up to the task, Paul reminds us that we are not alone in the new and difficult responsibilities of discipleship
, for the spirit of the resurrected Christ "at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine" (Ephesians 3:20).
ALASTAIR (centre) with some of those who took part in the education for discipleship
Then I read Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship
, which relied heavily on the beatitudes and the idea that our treatment of the oppressed was a test of faith.
Congregations that belong to this category consist of a large number of former members of Baptist churches in Hong Kong, and members of these churches have adopted the model of governance, the style of worship, and even the discipleship
and Sunday School curriculum of their Hong Kong congregations.
By wisdom Arnold means a complex consciousness that combines awareness of "the Presence," stripping away self-centeredness, fusing with others, trusting in God's love, and practicing "radical discipleship
in the world.
Mark 8:34) Salvation is free, but discipleship