So I get this assignment from Modern Reformation asking me to consider writing something on recovering discipleship in the local church, particularly paired with the idea of vocation. Good topic as usual. So I head off to the local evangelical bookstore to do a little reconnaissance in the "discipleship" section and find that the shelves are glutted with paperbacks from the usual suspects (Max Lucado, Rick Warren, Stormie Omartian, that Eldredge couple, Joyce Meyer, John Ortberg Shop, Joel Osteen, etc., etc.), and then it hits me that I'm looking in the wrong section for confessional input on the subject. In fact, I'm probably in the wrong store.
Rev. John J. Bombaro (Ph.D., King's College, University of London) is the parish minister at Grace Lutheran Church in San Diego, California and a lecturer in theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego.
Issue: "The Imitation of Christ" March/April 2009 Vol. 18 No. 2 Page number(s): 31-35
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