SF 34- What discipleship is

In episode 34 of the Standfast-Cast we begin a new series about discipleship- what it is, how it works, and why we do it.

In this talk, we discuss the WHAT.

Discipleship is a word that’s tossed around church circles- a lot. People are for it. They think we need more of it. But, few of us...

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Chalmers on the Discipline of Time

“O God, may I number my days so as to apply my heart to wisdom. Grant me the guidance of Thy Spirit and the joys of salvation.”

“Time is short; and as the years revolve over me, may I learn to prize as the truest of all wisdom, the wisdom of the Gospel. I am in Thy hand, O...

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Chalmers & the Primacy of Prayer

Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), the great Scottish pastor, professor, author, and statesman, was undeniably a man of action. He was the quintessential reformer: he founded more than two dozen mission organizations, Bible societies, neighborhood schools, and community outreaches. He planted two...

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Hampering Shepherds from Shepherding (with the Best of Intentions)

My Dear Twaddle-Tweeze:

Good intentions!  I’ll never cease to remind you that the road to Perdition lined with these.  I realize that ambitious amateur tempters would rather conspire spectacular scandals.  But particularly when it comes to territorial responsibilities like...

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SF 28- Gene & Susan Hunt, two of our living heroes

On today’s StandFast Cast, George and Karen talk about two of their living heroes, Gene and Susan Hunt. Their longstanding ministry to and friendship with the Grants has largely shaped the focus of Parish, King’s Meadow, Franklin Classical, and StandFast.

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Shelf Life: A Short Practicum on Poetry

When we think of reading poetry, one classification frequently overlooked is that of the wonderful hymns of the ages. There are hymns for meditation upon every state of the heart.  Hymns divide the seasons of the year, and they speak eloquently for us when we can’t find words of our...

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Shelf Life: Pilgrim’s Progress

The great Victorian preacher, Charles Spurgeon, read it more than a hundred times.  E.M. Bounds kept a copy by his bedside and read from it every night before retiring.  Stonewall Jackson kept a copy in his knapsack throughout his Southern campaigns.  Its enduring value was...

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Shelf Life: A Must-Read, Lifetime-Learning List for Men

Readers are inveterate and unapologetic list makers.  Indeed, according to Umberto Eco, “Lists are the most necessary literary accessories of all.” 

  • There are lists of books that must be read. 
  • There are lists of books that must be reread. 
  • There are lists of...
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The Church Plant that Eats Together Stays Together

There is nothing quite as effective in ministry as fellowship around the table.

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, nurturing genuine covenant community is no easy task.  Missional and relational rootedness requires deliberateness and intentionality.  It can be hard and messy...

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SF 17- Mark: A Man of Flimsy Faith Who Learned to StandFast (Mark series #1)

In the ancient world, authors often wrote themselves into stories. They didn’t necessarily tell you they were making a cameo, but they were there. “Insiders” who knew the author well would see the tell-tale signs and realize what was happening.

Turns out, Mark came from a...

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