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.

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A disciple was living out his dream job: flying fighter jets. Eight years in, a heart defect shuts down his military career. Switching into the business world he helps turn around struggling companies and their leadership.

And an eerie thing came to light: the issues that impair employees and the performance of distressed commercial firms also haunt the history of the Church – and modern Western discipleship. But those symptoms aren’t the problem. What’s behind all that? Welcome to The Disciple Dilemma – and leadership’s vital role in countering it!

A six-time Chief Executive Officer specializing in “turnarounds” for Wall Street backed corporations, Dennis has spoken at Universities, churches and conferences focusing on leadership and discipleship. He has been the featured speaker on CBN, Faith Radio, InContext, Focus Today, The Bill Martinez Show, The Pat Williams Power Hour and many others. Dennis serves in businesses and charities, as well as his roles in churches of all sizes – megas, mids and startups – as an elder, deacon and teacher.

A combat-rated Air Force F-15 fighter pilot, and an alumnus of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, Dennis lives with his bride Karen in the Washington DC area.


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WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO… “One of the top ten discipleship books of 2022.” Thank you Discipleship.org for this endorsement! The Disciple Dilemma has passed 185,000 reach 2022 YTD! INTERVIEWS & PODCASTS 2023 February Interviews: “Apologetics

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  • “An Apologetic Disciple?” Dr. Sean McDowell joins Dennis & Raymond on The Disciple Dilemma to unpack how discipleship and apologetics go together
  • Raymond interviews his friend Dr. Rick Lints, professor and author, about his book “Uncommon Unity”.
  • Pastor and Professor Dr. Curtis Chang joins Dennis & Raymond to discuss his work at “Redeeming Babel” on The Disciple Dilemma
  • “Exploring the Marketplace” with Shawn Bolz and Bob Hasson – interviews Dennis about being a CEO and a disciple
  • From Munich Germany – Pastor John Snyder joins Dennis & Raymond to talk about disciples and disciple making in Western Europe
  • Ex-vangelical pastor, missionary and journalist Brandon Flanery joins Dennis & Raymond to talk about the Nones, Dones and LGBTQ issues in discipleship.
  • Aaron & Hanna Barnett, with Generation Next visits with Dennis & Raymond on The Disciple Dilemma
  • CBN’s “Faith versus Culture” with Billy Hallowell interviews Dennis on Christian Broadcasting Network about the state of Western discipleship
  • XP Network’s founder, Kevin Bugingo, interviews Dennis from Los Angeles about The Disciple Dilemma
  • Bobby Albert, with the True North Podcast interviews Dennis about the book
  • Rodney Cox, with the Strongteams podcast interviews Dennis about leadership and business strategy
  • Dave Buehring, of Lionshare Network talks with Raymond and Dennis about “the massive failure of discipleship” in the West
  • Max Jeganathan, of Thinking Faith Asia visits with The Disciple Dilemma about the geopolitical world and discipleship
  • Dr. Nathan Wagnon, CEO of The Eden Project visits with Raymond and Dennis about the empowering love of God through disciples
  • Woody White and Rick Francis, of the Day Foundation talk with Dennis and Raymond from Boston about their discipling initiatives in New England
  • “Simply Stories” podcast with Emily Humphries from Nashville interviews Dennis about The Disciple Dilemma
  • “Discipleship” Keynote lecture at Trinity College Chapel, Tampa
  • “Capitalism, Culture & Christianity. Compatible?” presented at Trinity College Business School
  • The Dilemma, presented at Gordon Conwell Seminary in Hamilton, MA in April
  • The Dilemma, presented at Vision New England in Boston in April
  • The Dilemma, presented at the CB Day Foundation in Boston in April
  • The Dilemma, presented at Overseed New England in April
  • The Dilemma, presented at Cru Zagreb in June
  • The Dilemma, presented at the Zagreb Business Leaders Forum “Fokus” in June