by Dave Miller In this article I will explore why many American Christians are skeptical of rapid discipleship due to cultural and ecclesiastical presuppositions. I will show that rapid discipleship is not only a possibility, it is missiologically preferable. I will explain why rapid discipleship is more likely to avoid syncretism and to result in sustainable faith in new believers. I refer to the rapid establishment of a pattern of obedience to Christ as decisive discipling.
by Dave Miller Caleb and Joshua believed that the Lord could fight for them in the face of the overpowering adversaries. The difference between the view of the 10 and the 2 was simple. The ten were asking, “What could we do?” The two believed God can. When I spend time with Christian leaders, unfortunately I tend to hear the refrain of the ten instead of the two. I catch myself wondering the same when I look at the enormity of the task and the motive of much of the “Christian
by Dave Miller If a righteous person is saved with difficulty, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner? 1 Peter 3 I want to quit! We all have those moments. Sometimes these moments build to an unexplainable frustration. Sometimes these moments turn into a blame game in our minds. Sometimes these moments lead us to a hopeless perspective. Sometimes these moments just come out of the blue. No matter what, the moments we want to quit are always hard to handle. The idea of