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Discipleship 101: Engagement

In Christian RealTalk, Series by Antwuan Malone

“Making disciples of all nations” is the operative element of the command Jesus gave His disciples in the Great Commission. The command challenges all Jesus’ disciples to multiply in a similar way that God commissioned Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply to fill the Earth. How consistent. We’ve been trying to figure out the best way to do …

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Discipleship 101: Equipment

In Christian RealTalk, Series by Antwuan Malone

If we want to make Christian disciples, there’s only one place to look. At Jesus. Not Peter, not Paul, but Jesus. Jesus shows us a balance in discipleship that’s worth dissecting. Balance is important in nearly every facet of life. Ever try walking without balance: wavering side to side, staggering a few steps forward then a few steps back? It’s …

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Sanctified Segregation?

In Christian RealTalk, Series by Antwuan Malone

What is Sanctified Segregation? Separate But Equal on Sunday Mornings… Still   Let’s admit it. We like to live in boxes. I know it’s common, these days, to spout off how good it is “step out of the box,” but the truth is, most of us like our cozy boxes. They’re comfortable. Safe. Familiar. We are called to tribes. Science …

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Church and Money

In Christian RealTalk, Series by Antwuan Malone

Church and the Almighty Dollar In God We Trust: Easier Said Than Done   Nothing is more polarizing than money. Nothing segregates society, draws a deeper line in the sand than the almighty dollar. We don’t need a Bible to tell us money is the root of all sorts of evils. We can see what it does to relationships. And …

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The Church is Better Together

In Christian RealTalk, Series by Antwuan Malone

Competition: Bad. Diversity: Good. The most embarrassing thing about being apart of the Christian community comes down to one word. Me. “Me” is so powerful. It’s probably the most potent, hypnotic two letter word in the English language. I can think about “me” all day long and never get enough. In fact, that’s exactly what I’ll do every day if …

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The Church, A Divided House

In Christian RealTalk, Series by Antwuan Malone

Why Is the Church So Divided? Can’t We All Just Get Along? [This is part of the Unity: John Thirteen Thirty Five Series] Here’s a question. How many churches do you pass on the way to the church you go to? How many churches are in within a mile of your neighborhood? If you’re like most people in America, the …

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Pastors and Leadership: Spiritual vs. Organizational

In Series, Tough Questions by Antwuan Malone

The first three parts of this Pastor series has largely been about how people should deal with their pastor. This one is for the pastor themselves. It’s a little weird writing a piece about pastors and leadership when I’m not a pastor myself. That fact opens my thoughts to being written off as inexperienced and naive. And yet, I press on. …