“Discipleship” is getting a second round of buzz today. I say second round because the first “buzz” occurred in the West in the early 1970s.

Dozens of books are now promoting the idea of “discipleship. ” They assert that God’s highest purpose is “to make disciples.”

But is this what the New Testament really teaches? And if it does, what is “discipleship” in the New Testament?

In my new eBook, Discipleship in Crisis, I sketch out 9 reasons why “discipleship” isn’t working today and why.

It includes a historical look at discipleship, from the discipleship movement in the 1970s, and today.

If you’re interested in the subject at all and you’re not afraid to be challenged with Scripture and sober experience, you’ll be interested in this book.

What is more, it’s free.

Click here to get a copy of the eBook for free


ESET – The Best Antivirus and Security Software

Hi Friends,

If you tried to get my my new discipleship course - thedeeperjourney.com – and you use AVAST, you may have gotten a false malware alert blocking you from the site.

That alert has finally been removed. Unfortunately, AVAST flags all clean sites if another site that is using the same IP address is infected.

So it’s guilt by IP address association.

AVAST is the only antivirus program that does this to my knowledge, and it’s not a good feature at all.

If you have a computer, one of the MOST IMPORTANT investments you can make is to have a reliable antivirus/malware program.

It’s worth every penny. It will save you from heartache and losing data. It will also spare you from being blocked from clean sites.

I’ve been hit with viruses in the past and it’s no fun.

Now . . . I’ve used them all: AVAST, Norton, Trend Micro, McAfee, Kaspersky, etc.[Continue Reading...]

What Pleases God?

If you are in Christ, God accepts and loves you unconditionally. However, pleasing Him is conditional. Here’s what the New Testament teaches on the subject.

The Example

John 8:29

And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.

John 5:44

How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

John 12:43

For they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.

Matthew 3:17 

And behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”[Continue Reading...]

Monday Blog Break & 2 Days Left for My Discipleship Course Discount

Hi Fun Seekers,

I’m taking the day off from blogging. I just returned from spending a weekend in Georgia with one of my good friends to put together an exciting project for 2014.

That said, I want to remind you that the discount for my new online discipleship course ends the evening of Tuesday, October 1st.

If you want to check out samples and read what people are saying about the course so far, click here.

My Discipleship Course Website

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New! Online Discipleship Course. Click the banner below for more information. The course is discounted until October 1st.

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Resisting Gossip: An Interview

Today, I interview Matthew Mitchell on his new book, Resisting Gossip. Matthew’s book contains a much needed message for the Body of Christ today.

What follows is our interview.

By the way, if you’re an author of a book — a new or old title — and you’d like to promote it on this blog via a full post interview, email PTMIN@aol.com and attach a copy of your book with your email.

Matthew, instead of asking, “what is your book about,” I’m going to ask the question that’s behind that question. And that unspoken question is, “how are readers going to benefit from reading your book?”

Great question!  We all encounter gossip of some kind on a daily basis, yet most followers of Christ have received very little training on how to deal with it. So, I wrote this book to fill that gap.  Resisting Gossip helps Christians to recognize sinful gossip for what it is, to resist gossip when tempted to speak it or receive it, and to respond in both faith and love when targeted by a sneak attack.[Continue Reading...]