NEW: PART 1 – “AN AUSSIE TALKS ABOUT DISCIPLING BRITS WITH AN AMERICAN”
“TAsh” Edwards, Pastor of Discipleship and Community at Latimer Church in Beaconsfield UK joins Dennis to explain Latimer’s new (and very biblical) model of discipleship development in their faith community. Part 1 EXPLORES how Latimer is rethinking and reforming people groups to model Christ’s way of relating and developing people in the Church.
NEW: Minority Report – Discipleship for Protestants on the Balkan Peninsula – The Disciple Dilemma
What does it mean to be the religious minority in a country? Part 1 of this conversation describes the challenges and opportunities disciples confront in a religious society where a Protestant is less than 1% of the population. Matej Sakec of the Evangelical Theological Seminary and Marko Romanjik, founder of the Startup venture Go!ng Places talk with Dennis
Os Guinness and “The Great Quest” on The Disciple Dilemma
Who Am I? What Am I? Why Am I? Os Guinness joins Dennis and Raymond to talk about his new book “The Great Quest, Invitation to an Examined Life and a Sure Path to Meaning”. What does Os mean by his use of the term seeker? Why do so few people think about who or what they are? How does this apply to the life of a disciple?
Culture – Capitalism – Christianity: Are They Compatible?
Andy Moore, Managing Director of Chorus Network UK joins Dennis & Raymond to talk about life as a disciple in the world of finance and capital. Can a Christian do that? And, how should followers of Christ be reacting – and living out the times we live in today with such turmoil. A great conversation!
Discipling Our Kids! On The Disciple Dilemma
Meet a Fortune 100 engineer, speaker and a mom, who is homeschooling her 3 children. Barbara Allyn joins her father Raymond, and Dennis to talk about the challenges and the opportunities as a parent raising Christ followers today. @Barbara Allyn #discipleship #homeschoolmom #thediscipledilemma
Jesus and Manufacturing. Wait… What’s that?
What does Jesus Christ have to do with manufacturing? There’s an answer for that! Dr. Tony Schmitz, professor of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville joins Dennis and Raymond to probe this very biblical issue. Is discipleship confined to a few elite duties like Pastors and Professors? And what does manufacturing have to do with all this?
The role of leadership in effective discipleship – On The Disciple Dilemma
Justin Gravitt, with The Navigators Church Ministry joins Raymond and Dennis to talk about how leaders affect discipleship, and how Christian culture in most of Western Christianity must change.
A Life Well Lived: The faith, service and humility of Queen Elizabeth II, Reflections FROM Os Guinness
A lot of Americans dismiss royalty – but in contrast to the modern American politician, here is a woman of faith, unashamed of the gospel, humble in demeanor even though raised high by her situation. Author and social critic Os Guinness reflects on the life of Queen Elizabeth II.
Disciples – Distortions and Distractions: How Should We Live? on The Disciple Dilemma
Author and Professor Phillip Cary talks with Dennis & Raymond about his book “Good News For Anxious Christians”. What traditions and practices plague modern disciples? How does our consumeristic culture impact followers of Christ?
DO WE NEED A Do-Over in Discipleship?
Moody Bible Institute’s eight president, Four-Time Pastor and Author, Dr. Michael Easely talks with Dennis & Raymond about what discipleship and leadership mean to each other in the church.
FROM PITTSBURG – HOPE TODAY HOSTS DENNIS TO take on THE DILEMMA
Amy and Sydni interview Speaker and Author Dennis Allen about the challenges Christian leaders are facing in the quest for making more disciples of Christ. what is it – what causes it – what now?
A PASTOR CONFESSES – “IT IS HARD!”
It is tough being a Pastor in Western Christianity these days! Join a conversation with Pastor, podcaster author and discipler Tony Miltenberger of “The Reclamation Podcast” as we talk about the challenges facing Pastors in doing their jobs – and how that deeply affects discipleship.
Talking about The Disciple Dilemma with Gary Lane, on Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The Global Lane”
Gary Lane, the host of CBN’s “Global Lane” interviews Dennis about the challenges facing modern discipleship on CBN’s national broadcast – Episode 603 – how leaders are called to get us back on track – to Jesus’s version of discipling.
ON LIFE TODAY LIVE, WITH RANDY ROBISON
What should we expect of leaders in discipling? Who qualifies as a leader in discipleship? For that matter, who’s a disciple? A wonderful live conversation with Randy Robison on his Life Today broadcast from Fort Worth, Texas.
Marathon dilemma session!
Talking about the world of modern discipleship on Current FM 103.7 with the Founder and CEO of Coming Soon Jesus.org, Duke White, Jr. A two-hour radio show! (Get out the popcorn, you will love this….)
FrontStage/BackStage – Changing the discipleship culture on your church
Jason Daye talks with 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.
Talking about 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.
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 very identity? Simon Edwards, an Apologist and Author/Speaker from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics wrestles with these and other questions with Dennis & Raymond
Join the host of Focus Today – Perry Atkinson, CEO of Dove Networks as DENNIS AND PERRY TALK ABOUT THE DILEMMA facing corporate America – and Western discipleship
Part 1: A conversation with Simon Edwards, author of “The Sanity of Belief” 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? Listen as “Lynn” and “Dr. Kate” talk about life as a disciple on the mission field – overseas and 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 c….and particularly, how Christian leaders MUST be “trauma informed” to listen, understand and engage in the fight supporting our sisters – disciples.
Part1: 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
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
Highlights: 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. The full-length version is available too.
“Culture-Capitalism-Christianity = Compatible?” Part 2 in a conversation with Simon Edwards, author of “The Sanity of Belief” with the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics – about ethics, meaning – how leaders shape and develop disciples in vocations, worldviews and in discipleship itself.
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? (The full-length version is available below)
Highlights: What are the challenges for disciples – leaders 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. Then watch the full-length interview.
The symptoms around The Disciple Dilemma
(2 Minute Animated Version)
The crux of the dilemma. Can you really explain 280 pages in two minutes? Let’s try.
Highlights: “What’s it like in there?” Let’s talk about being a disciple in the pressure-cooker of the Christian Music Industry, as we talk with Songwriter and Performer Jeremy Casella. The full-length interview is available in two parts.
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 on The Disciple Dilemma. The two-part series is also available.
Highlights: “What’s it like over there?” Highlights from the podcast “Discipleship in challenging terrain – Asian, African and even Academic missions” Lynn and Kate explain. And then, watch the two-part series.
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… Then watch the full-length two-part series.
Highlights: Sexual Brokenness – Men and Discipleship with Greg & Stacey Oliver, founders of Awaken Recovery, the TMI! version
Highlights: Sexual Brokenness, Women and Discipleship: Listen as 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. (See the two-part series in the “Full Length” section below.)
What is discipleship? And what do disciples do? Melanie Rogers, Director of International Mission Strategy at Campus Outreach SERVE explains..
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“
Thank you Jeremy for partnering with The Disciple Dilemma!
Leadership is responsible for discipling….but probably not the way you may think it is…listen as Dr. Raymond Monroe explains…