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Dennis speaks to Academic Deans
Christian Broadcasting Network
Rodney Cox & Steve Nesmith interview Dennis
Apologetics and discipleship
Adam Tarnow interviews Dennis
From Munich Germany!
What do leaders do?
Do we have a discipleship problem?
@John Ray @Business Leaders Radio
A doulos? What's a bondservant?
@Michael Easley
What's Going on with Discipleship Today?
How are leaders vital in the dilemma?
Leaders and the Dilemma
Let's talk about John 6:66
Talking with Dr. Jeff Schreve
Simply Stories
Emily Humphries talks with Dennis
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@Carrie Abbott
What is The Disciple Dilemma?
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The Bob Dutko Show: Transcript
Is Something Wrong With Our Saltiness?
A 10 Minute Chat
Sr. VP for the Orlando Magic - talks about The Disciple Dilemma
Faith Radio Gulf Coast
Bob Crittenden interviews Dennis
Is it true? A discipling dilemma?
Is Something Wrong With Our Saltiness?
Sean McDowell talks about...everything!
@Somer Colbert
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— The Dilemma: Video Interviews —

LATEST!
PART 2 of our interview with Faith Radio’s Carmen Laberge…”With-ing”, identity, and the intersection of Lordship and culture
NEW:
Lou Phillips, with the Center for Faith, Sexuality And Gender talks about discipleship in the tensions between faith & Modern sexuality
NEW:
Billy Hallowell, with The Washington Post interviews Dennis about the cultural trends confronting discipleship in the West
NEW:
Justin Gravitt Returns! A conversation about the rarity of discipleship in the west. Part 1 focuses on leadership and pastors.
 
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Part 1: Radio Host, Theologian and Podcaster Carmen Laberge Joins Us to talk about her book “speak the truth” and explpore the question “Is something Off with Western discipleship?”
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Entrepreneur and disciple, Dave hataj runs Edgerton gear. And makes disciples. Listen to this!
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Dr Warren Bird weighs in on his research and experience with Megachurches. Can we do discipleship that big?
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Am I missing Something? Dr Dave benson, with the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity can explain…
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dR. jOHN tOLSON, AND THE CASE FOR RETHINKING HOW THE WEST DOES DISCIPLING
 
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Let’s talk about what discipleship looks like in Europe – with Pastor John Snyder, from Munich, host of “The Walk” podcast

FULL LENGTH PodcastS

Justin Gravitt Returns! 
A conversation about the rarity of discipleship
in the west. Part 1 focuses on leadership and pastors.
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Part 1: Radio Host, Theologian and Author 
Carmen Laberge Joins Us to talk about her book
"Speak The Truth" and to explore the question
"Is something Off with Western discipleship?"
Is there any connection between relationships 
and discipleship? Yes!
BIOLA Professor and Psychologist Dr. Todd Hall explains.
Dr. Randy Newman, the C.S. Lewis Institute's 
Senior Fellow for Apologetics and Evangelism,
talks about discipleship and the need to be able
to question our faith
CHINA! WITH Dr. Tom Harvey: Author, Professor
and the Dean of The Oxford Centre for
Mission Studies talks about producing
international PhD disciples, and the
adventures of a missionary in China.
HEADWINDS IN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITIES? Dennis 
speaks to the Chief Academic Officers and
Deans of Christian Schools and Seminaries...
how the dilemma impacts higher education!
What's Jesus-Shaped Discipleship? 
What's a "Learning Community" and how does it
promote discipling? 3DM's Gina Mueller has an
answer for that.
Narrow Gate is in the business of coaching 
pastors and leaders to be disciples.


Wait! Don't pastors already know how to do
that? Let's talk with Founder Bill Lohnes
and Reverend Mark Danzey to find out. 
Part One: Professor and Former Pastor John Marriott 
of Talbot School of Theology joins us to talk
about deconversion and deconstruction!
(What's that?)
WhY the decline in New England's churches? 
Dr. Jim Harrell, Founder of Overseed
Ministries explains 
Strong Teams CEO Rodney Cox 
interviews Dennis about the challenges
facing discipleship
Jim Kirkland, The Director of Christian 
Chaplains talkS about the roles of disciples
as chaplains
With a focus on developing disciple 
makers, Dave Buehring explains the work
of Lionshare
The Association for Biblical Higher 
Education has a Mission and the drive
for discipleship! A conversation with
their President, Dr. Philip Dearborn
Dietrich Bonhoeffer changed the way 
we think about leadership for disciples.
Bill Hull made it a movement.
Cindy Perkins, the COO of The Bonhoeffer
Project explains.
The headlines and the deportment 
of a disciple: deny, despair or what?
Attorney and apologist Max Jeganathan
joins us from Australia to discuss.
 
Part 2 of our conversation with 
Professor and Author Rick Lints:
What does THAT Mean:
Unity in Diversity?
Can you actually plan for discipleship?
Yes.

Jarrod Spalding, of Vision Partners
explains how.
For the love of God! How does that affect 
discipleship? Dr. Nathan Wagnon, of
The Eden Project explains
This conversation is right up the centerline 
of The Disciple Dilemma! Crossroads
Church founding pastor Ken Adams -
who also founded Impact Discipleship
Ministries wants to talk about the real
mission of every church...DISCIPLES!
Leadership coach Adam Tarnow 
talks about the leverage of
leaders in making disciples
and making cultures supporting
discipleship
 The Cecil B. Day Foundation has 
been supporting and accelerating the
work of Christ, especially in
discipleship in New England
for many years. 
Introduced by Professor Tom 
Woodward, Dennis presented
the Keynote on Discipleship
at Trinity College
Chapel on April 3rd.
Introduced by Professor Joe
Alotta, Dennis presented
concluding remarks on
Discipleship at Trinity
College Chapel on April 6th.

 

Dr. Curtis Chang, of 
Redeeming Babel, and The
Good Faith podcast joins
Dennis & Raymond to talk
about biblical discipling
...in his church
Professor Chuck Lawless 
From Southeastern Baptist
Theological Seminary comes
on The Dilemma to talk
about the obstacles facing
Western discipling
Cherie Harder, President of
The Trinity Forum joins
Dennis & Raymond to talk
about disciples,
statesmanship and civil
discourse.
Author and Journalist Brandon 
Flanery Joins Dennis & Raymond to
talk about his "Ex-vangelical" journey
Part 1: Raymond interviews his friend 
- Author, Apologist and Professor Rick
Lints about disciples
in a diverse culture
Professor, Podcaster, Apologist 
and Author Sean McDowell
talks about the relationship
between apologetics and a disciple, plus his latest books
Mike Sherrard, President of the 
C.S. Lewis Society is live with
Dennis from Atlanta to talk about
Society, discipleship
and apologetics
If you want to hear a concise and 
practical explanation about being
a disciple maker. Emergency Room
Physician, Doctor Mike Shaffner,
talks about becoming a disciple,
teaming up with other disciples
and making disciples. A terrific
interview!
Nick Westbrook, Entrepreneur and 
Christ Follower talks with Dennis
& Raymond about "Shepherd
Leadership" in discipleship.
Dr. Roger Parrott, President of 
Belhaven
University joins Dennis
and Raymond to
discuss the role
of leadership in getting

results and avoiding a planning
morass -
using the concepts in
his new book
"Opportunity
Leadership". Then Dr. Parrott

talks about leadership's role
in discipling
in Christian
higher education.
How does discipleship differ in 
Eastern
Europe from its American
counterpart?
How do businesses
and the academies
regard
Christianity in Poland and

Croatia? Andrzej Zabolotny from
Warsaw
Poland, and Nolan Sharp
from Zagreb,
Croatia discuss
culture, identity,
technology,
relationships and most

importantly, making disciples.
Minority Report - Discipleship for
Protestants on the Balkan Peninsula
Pastor Tash Edwards PART 1 - "An 
Aussie talks about discipling
Brits with an American"
Tash Edwards PART 2 - "An Aussie 
talks about discipling Brits with
an American"
Minority Report - Discipleship for
Protestants on the Balkan Peninsula
Os Guinness and "The Great Quest"
Culture - Capitalism - Christianity: 
Are They Compatible?
Justin Gravitt: Leadership's role in
effective discipleship
Discipling Our Kids! With Fortune 100 
Engineer & Mom Barbara Allyn
Jesus and Manufacturing. Wait...
What IS that? Dr. Tony Schmitz
Do we need a Do-Over in Discipleship?
A conversation with pastor, author and
educator Dr. Michael Easley, the
8th President of Moody Bible Institute
A Life Well Lived: The faith, service
and humility of Queen Elizabeth II,
Reflections of Os Guinness
Disciples - Distortions and 
Distractions: How Should We Live?
With Professor Phil Cary about
his book
"Good News For Anxious Christians"
Mike Henry, Sr. the Founder of 
"Follower of One" joins Raymond
and Dennis to talk about being
faithful to Christ in our workaday
world. How do you do that? What
does it look like? Follower of One is
a marketplace discipling program
worthy of a look - and a listen here!
From Pittsburgh - the national broadcast 
of HOPE TODAY hosts Dennis to talk
about The Disciple Dilemma
A Pastor Confesses: "It is hard!"
Podcaster, pastor and author Tony
Miltenberger joins Dennis to describe
the life of a contemporary pastor
Dennis is interviewed about his new book
"The Disciple Dilemma" by Gary Lane
on CBN's news show "The Global Lane"
What should we expect of leaders in
discipling? Who qualifies as a leader?
For that matter, who's a disciple?
A wonderful live conversation
with Randy Robison on his Life
Today broadcast from
Fort Worth, Texas.
(Get out the popcorn,....)
Talking about the world of modern
discipleship on Current FM 103.7
with the Founder and CEO of
Coming Soon Jesus,Mr. Duke White,
Jr. A two-hour radio show!
FrontStage/BackStage - Changing 
the discipleship culture in your
church.
Jason Daye interviews Dennis
about the reason we need to rethink
and reform the culture of discipling
in most churches - and the challenges
in doing just that!
Recession - Inflation - War?
Scott McLeod, President of Brown 
Financial
Advisory joins Dennis to
talk about how
disciples should
think - and live - in times of
recessions, inflation, wars
and turbulence. 
The Disciple Dilemma,
on the "Dare 2 Hear" podcast,
with Debbie Kitterman.
Let's talk
about how the dilemma affects
churches, and how leaders are
called to get us back on track -
to Jesus's version of discipling. 
Author, Attorney and Apologist Simon
Edwards Part 2: How can a Christian
possibly be a capitalist?
What
does Christ expect of his followers
in the marketplace? How does
meaning and purpose apply to my work
and my identity?
Join the host of Focus Today - 
Perry Atkinson, CEO of Dove
Networks
as Dennis & Perry talk
about the dilemma facing corporate
America - and Western discipleship
Part 1: A conversation with Simon 
Edwards, author of "The Sanity of
Belief" and an Apologist with the
Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics
- about ethics, meaning -
how leaders shape and develop
disciples in vocations, worldviews
and in discipleship itself
What's wrong with Christianity? 
What's a "NONE"? What's an "Un-done
None"? Leaders - you need to hear
this! Get ready for an honest and
frank download with someone who
walked away from organized
Christianity, and one who came
back.
Join "Follower of One" hosts Mike
Henry and Roger Courville
interviewing
Dennis Allen, the
author of The Disciple

Dilemma
Let's talk to two missionary leaders
about discipleship and the challenges
leaders of disciples face "over there":
Melanie Rogers, with Campus
Outreach SERVE - and Meredith
Elder with SERGE - both discipling
teams of missionaries globally.
Meet Dr. Kateryna "S" - a follower
of Christ - a political scholar
- and a Ukrainian.
What's it like being a disciple - in a war?
What are the challenges for disciples 
- who are also pastors?  There are a lot!
Reverend Chris Bear, Pastor of Reston
Presbyterian Church, and Dr. Larry
Thompson, Pastor Emeritus of 1st
Baptist Fort Lauderdale talk about the
dilemma with Dennis and Raymond
Part 1: What is art, and why does it
have anything to do with discipleship?
A conversation with Cory Bonnet of
New Vision Studio.
Part 2: What is art, and why does it
have anything to do with discipleship?
A conversation with Cory Bonnet of
New Vision Studio.
See examples of the work of
Cory Bonnet and hear his ideas
about discipleship and the art
that resulted from his
understanding and obedience.
Part 1 - What does it look like and
live like, to be a disciple in the
Christian music industry?
A conversation with Songwriter
and Performer Jeremy Casella.
Part 2: What are the trends in 
Christian music that affect
disciples, in the pews and in
the studio? Who are your mentors?
Join Jeremy Casella in Part 2 as
we explore "What's it like in
there?".

Part 1: Air Force Major General
Jack Catton (Retired) joins
Dennis and Raymond to talk
about leadership: who leaders
are, what makes them leaders
and interestingly, how all
this fits into discipleship.

Part 2: Air Force Major General Jack Catton
(Retired) talks about the cost of being a
disciple - and the role Christian leaders
must play no matter that cost.
 
Part 1: What's It Like Over There?
Is discipleship on the mission
field a cakewalk, or a costly thing?
And where is the mission field
anyway? Listen as "Lynn" and "Dr.
Kate" talk about life as a disciple
on the mission field - overseas
and in the academies.

Part 2: What’s It Like
Over There? What happened
to the men that used to
be on the mission field?
What’s it like to be a
disciple in the academies?

Part 1: Women - Discipleship & 
Sexual Brokenness: Listen as
Ashley Chesnut, Author of "It's
Not Just You" - talks about a
disciple's hope in Christ
confronting and breaking free
from sexual brokenness....and
particularly, how Christian
leaders MUST be "trauma informed"
to listen, understand and engage
in the fight supporting our
sisters - disciples.
Part 2: Women - Discipleship & 
Sexual Brokenness: Ashley Chesnut,
Author of "It's Not Just You"
continues her talk about a
disciple's hope in Christ....
and particularly, how Christian
leaders MUST be "trauma informed"
to listen, understand and engage
in the fight supporting our
sisters - disciples.
Part 1: Greg & Stacey's story. 
What is sexual brokenness?
How does sexual brokenness affect
discipleship? What can
discipleship do to free men from
sexual brokenness? How are wives
and friends affected?
Part 2: Am I a sexual addict? 
Why is Christian community
important in this fight?
What should Christians do to
combat our own brokenness, fight
urges to look at porn or to help
others in this fight?
The Disciple Dilemma Live: "You 
can't stay in the locker room!
Modern discipleship, holed up
inside the walls of the church -
not Christ's way. Get out there
- with the hope. Live at Reston
Presbyterian Church 
The Disciple Dilemma Live: Where 
to from here? What can we learn
(and unlearn) about discipleship
in examining Christ's directives?
Live at Reston Presbyterian Church
What's it like over there? A disciple, 
in the entertainment industry?
What are the challenges for a
disciple who works as a musician
in the entertainment industry?
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The pressures of a Pastor - what's 
that like?
Listen to two tentmaker
Pastors - John & Debbie Kitterman
tell about the challenges,
pressures and opportunities in
discipling people today
from the perspective of a Pastor.
Discipling Stories from a Fortune 100 
Executive in his new book "Discipled Leader".
Preston Poore talks with us from Atlanta.
The Disciple Dilemma Live: 
Is there a problem with modern
discipleship? A look at the
symptoms and issues surrounding
The Disciple Dilemma. 
Live at Reston Presbyterian Church
The Disciple Dilemma Live: When 
they tried to "upgrade"
discipleship Jesus taught....
Not good. The subtle shift in
discipling - from V1.0
(Jesus's way) to a hacked V2.0
amping up the dilemma today.
Live at Reston Presbyterian Church
What is discipleship? 
And what do disciples do? Melanie
Rogers, Director of International
Mission Strategy at Campus
Outreach SERVE explains..
The symptoms of The Disciple Dilemma

A Two-Minute Depiction
Highlights: Leadership is 
responsible for discipling....
but probably not the way you may
think it is...listen as
Dr. Raymond Monroe explains... 
What is discipleship? 
And what do disciples do? Melanie
Rogers, Director of International
Mission Strategy at Campus
Outreach SERVE explains..
 

— TRAILERS FROM THE FULL EPISODES—

Radio Host and Author Carmen LaBerge  Is Something Off 
in Discipleship in the West? Part 1 of 2 Episodes.
The CS Lewis Institute's Dr. Randy Newman asks 
"Are you disciples crazy?"
SHOULD YOU question your faith?
Highlights: "What's It Like Over There? A conversation with 
Cru staff in Poland and Croatia - Andrzej (Ahn-jay) and Nolan.
Highlights from Tash Edward's second episode "An Aussie 
Talks About Discipling Brits With an American" How does
technology and identity shape or affect disciples? What's it
like as a woman who is a disciple and a Pastor?
Highlights: The challenges discipleship leaders
face "Over There":
Melanie Rogers, with Campus Outreach
SERVE
and Meredith Elder with SERGE
Highlights: Can we be Christian capitalists? 
a conversation with
an investment banker - Andy Moore -
who also happens to be a Christian apologist.
Highlights: Meet Dr. Kateryna "S" - a follower of Christ, a 
political scholar - and a Ukrainian woman. What's it like
being a disciple - in a war?
Highlights with Simon Edwards, author of "The Sanity of Belief" 
- about ethics, meaning - how leaders shape and develop
disciples in vocations, worldviews and in discipleship itself.
Highlights: What are the challenges for disciples as 
leaders who are also pastors? With Reverend Chris Bear, Pastor
of Reston Presbyterian Church, and Dr. Larry Thompson, Pastor
Emeritus of 1st Baptist Fort Lauderdale.
The crux of the dilemma. Can you really explain 280 pages 
in two minutes? Let's try.
Highlights: "What's it like in there?" A disciple in the pressure-
cooker of the Christian Music Industry, as we talk with
Songwriter and Performer Jeremy Casella.
Highlights: Discipleship - meaning - beauty and art: What does 
it mean to be a disciple in the world of art? Join New Vision
Studio's Founder, Cory Bonnet to think about that.
"What's it like over there?" Highlights from the podcast 
"Discipleship in challenging terrain - Asian, African and even
Academic missions" Lynn and Kate (not their real names) explain.
Highlights: "What's it like doing that?" USAF Major General Jack 
Catton (Retired) joins us to talk about leadership, discipleship
and the cost of being a Christ follower...
Highlights: Sexual Brokenness in men, and its impact on family 
and friends, with Greg and Stacey Oliver of Awaken Recovery
Highlights: Sexual Brokenness, Women and Discipleship: Ashley 
Chesnut, Author of "It's Not Just You" - focuses on a disciple's
hope in Christ to confront and to be free from brokenness....
and how Christian leaders are implicated.
Highlights: What does it mean to 'make' a disciple anyway? 
Join Raymond and Brent from Chicago....
got a couple of minutes?

We have our theme music! Jeremy Casella, with Sandra McCracken singing William William’s famous 1745 hymn “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

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