What Is Discipleship Anyway?

Tuesday, 01 Sep 2009

The Christian community was first of all a church gathered around the feet of Christ, to receive his Word, to deepen in the apostolic teaching, to participate in Holy Communion and the prayers.
Often in reaction against the perceived narcissism of consumer-oriented faith and practice, a lot of younger Christians are talking about discipleship these days. On the one hand, this is very hopeful. Basically, we're seeing the children telling their Baby Boomer parents, "Enough about you and how you can have your best life now." Many of these younger believers endured lonely lives, letting themselves into the house after school, watching their parents' self-indulgence and unraveling marriages. Now they share their generation's more general concern to look beyond their own immediate gratification to care about ...

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