Are you worshipping the god of Open Options?
This is exactly right. A great encouragement – and an exhortation – to those of us who are single, and have waited a long time in the hope of marriage.
Murmuring underneath everything we’ve seen so far is a fifth and final reason why our discipleship of others is failing so badly.
Welcome to “Why We Don’t Disciple #4”. Or, as you may prefer to call it, “Biting The Hand That Feeds.”
Here’s a third reason our discipleship of others is so shallow, and may even be non-existent.
Let me suggest another reason our discipleship of others is so shallow, and may even be non-existent.
The growth of the evangelical church has been ocean-wide, but often puddle-deep. Why so shallow?
I was only 11 at the time, but it was the most intense pain I’d ever experienced. It still is. Thinking back, even the memory makes me wince.
My friend Chris Castaldo has written up a great piece for The Gospel Coalition about the extraordinary marriage between Ian and Larissa Murphy.
“Men are so absorbed in the affairs of the world that God, the Supreme Reality, seems unreal to them. When that which is least real is everything, that which is most real appears to be nothing.