DISCIPLESHIP HAS BEEN…HACKED?
Christian discipleship is caught in a ransomware trap. The symptoms of the hack are numerous, a few examples being: the rise of the Nones & Dones, the passivation of believers, skepticism about Jesus’s atonement and the rejection of biblical truth claims.
The symptoms are not actually the problem. We have to get to the root causes, which are some beloved traditions dating back to the 3rd century. What are these traditions that silence, shun or slough off discipleship? How is it that they come across as good and right and normal in Christian community? Do we stick with the culture and traditions we have today and hope it all gets better, or is it time to rethink and reform discipling? All of this is on you, the leaders of Christian communities. Welcome to the Disciple Dilemma.