Why you should read this blog

There are almost 165 Million blogs on the internet. Now I’ve added one more. So, why should you read this blog? Here are some possible reasons:

  1. You’re my wife or my mom. (Thanks, ladies!)
  2. You’re a friend (I owe you all lunch).
  3. You’re a student who may take a class I’m teaching (mentioning you read a prof’s blog is the 21st century equivalent to bringing him an apple). OR
  4. You’re interested in learning more about being a disciple who makes disciples.


I have decided to come out of a long hiatus from blogging because I believe God has given me some things to say that you need to hear (and hopefully you will want to hear). It is my desire to help people create a disciple-making culture in their homes, churches, and communities where people experience the life-changing power of Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciple” (John 15:8). I want to glorify God by being a disciple who makes disciples and by encouraging others to do the same. As D.A. Carson put it in his excellent commentary on John, “Fruitlessness…robs God of the glory rightly his” (The Gospel According to John, 518).

If you are interested in learning alongside me then this blog is for you. In these entries I hope to share what I am learning about:

  • Personal discipleship: What God is teaching me about loving Him.
  • Missional forms of discipleship: What God is teaching me about loving Him through loving my neighbors and the nations.
  • Family discipleship: What God is teaching me about loving Him through loving my wife and kids.
  • Church: What God is teaching me about loving Him through loving His Bride.

My learnings will come from my experience in roles ranging from parent to pastor to professor. I hope for these posts to be highly practical but also deeply theological. I will also include regular reviews about what’s available through various types of media to help you create a disciple-making culture.

I promise I will do my best to glorify God in this blog and not waste your time. I pray that our interchange here will be good stewardship of the time God has given you and me to most effectively share the Gospel of  Jesus Christ.

So, you should read and comment on my blog so that we can help each other be fruitful disciples who glorify the Father.

Leave a comment and tell me what would entries here would best help you create a disciple-making culture in your home, church, or community.