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Hi [subscriber:firstname | default:subscriber],

Welcome to the Gospel for Life newsletter! Our purpose is to help churches make disciples.

At the end of every month, I send you one actionable discipleship insight, four links to articles I like, and a list of recent and upcoming G4L podcast episodes.

Ideas? Suggestions? Feedback? Just hit “reply”. I’d love to hear from you!

One Actionable Insight

“It seems so strange,” she said. “All of my children followed the Lord, but not many of my grandchildren did.”

We began talking about some of the reasons. Although there are no easy answers, it seems that part of the problem is the shift in society that makes faith a lot less plausible than a generation before.

We don’t disciple in the abstract. We disciple in a world that is shaping us (and our children) in powerful ways, as this tweet from Jon Tyson suggests:
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The solution, in part, must be what Tim Keller calls counter-catechesis: an effort to not only construct a worldview in people’s minds, but to also dismantle and vaccinate against the dominant alternatives.

Takeaway: As you disciple, teach Christianity and help people recognize and resist the dominant alternatives to Christianity that they’re tempted to follow.

Question: What is one dominant counter-narrative to Christianity that you need to address?

Four Discipleship Links

Podcast Episodes

Subscribe to the podcast, and please leave a review if you like it.
Do you know someone I should interview about discipleship? Reply to this email and let me know.

Q&A

Do you have a question about discipleship? Hit “reply” and ask it. I’ll try to answer a question in each email.

Bonus News

Congratulations to Barry Buhler, Aaron Roeck, and David Virr for winning our giveaway of Jared Wilson’s book Gospel-Driven Ministry.

GospelforLife.com is being revamped. An update should be going live in the next couple of weeks.

My next book, 8 Habits for Growth: A Simple Guide to Becoming More Like Christ, is scheduled for release on August 3. Thanks to those who’ve already preordered the book.
Thanks for reading!

Gratefully,
Darryl Dash
Co-founder, Gospel for Life
Author, How to Grow and 8 Habits for Growth