Last week, I read Renovation of the Church by Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken. I’ll be posting some more thoughts on this book in the near future, but have been thinking quite a bit about this quote, which provides a good summary of the “problem” the author’s address:
Non-discipleship Christianity remains normative. People accept Jesus, but they don’t trust him for much beyond the forgiveness of their sins. Their character, values, relationships, and daily life remain unaltered by their devotion to Jesus. Christianity without apprenticeship is the predictable result of a truncated gospel that separates discipleship from salvation. (Carlson and Lueken, 58)
What do you think? Is non-discipleship Christianity the norm?