This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards.
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday
This outline of an Ash Wednesday service provides video, prayer, and song suggestions.
History of Hymns: “O Jesus, I Have Promised”
This offers background and commentary on one of the church's most enduring hymns of Christian discipleship, written by John Ernest Bode (1816-1874): "O Jesus, I Have Promised."
Discipleship Doesn’t Work
Do you fear for discipleship program outcomes? Coming out and admitting that discipleship doesn't work might be the healthy dose of overstatement we need to face the reality that many of us fear.
Questions about Discipleship
In this sermon starter for John 12:1-8, David Lose asks about discipleship as he digs deeper into this familiar text of Mary's lavish devotion.
Discipleship and Pain
How do we live into fruitful habits of discipleship? In this video, Brueggemann explores the difference between aligning ourselves with the neighbor script and aligning ourselves with the predator script.
Discipling the Godly, Godless
In this video, Dave Tomlinson articulates a vision for discipleship that encourages the Church to help people wake up from their culture-induced apathetic slumber. (Length: 04:33)
Christ with St Peter and the Disciples on the Sea of Galilee
This 16th century painting by Lucas Gassel depicts Christ with Peter and the disciples on the Sea of Galilee.
Discipleship vs. Socialization
In this video, Darryl Gardiner reflects on discipleship and socialization in the the Christian church. Warning: language may offend some viewers. (Length: 4:24.)