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  Christís  Disciples  

 

 

                            Journal for

Whole Theology and Practice
           (formerly   DISCiple ministries)

 

 

 

Disciple   Explained

Since discipleship is not optional for Christ's followers, WTP takes his call to heart and rigorously addresses the issue of discipleship so often lacking in our Christian practice, both individually and corporately.

The acronym DISCiple reflects our focus (as Christ commissioned in Matthew 28:19) and our commitment (as Paul defined in Ephesians 4).

D  -- Discipleship: the intimate relationship process of following the person of Christ in the relational progression to the Father, and not living merely by his teachings, principles and example.

I -- Integrates: the relational process of intimately uniting the individual and corporate aspects of relationship in God's design and purpose.

S  -- Spirituality: ongoing intimate relationship with God in which our heart is opened to God's heart, thus deeply experiencing God more and more.

C -- Community: discipleship is not about "me"; though the individual is important, individualism has no place in God's design and purpose. The Father's whole plan focuses on his family (community) and restoring persons to it through family love (as Christ fulfilled in the relational progression).

 

i  -- intimate: intimate relationships are "hearts coming together" as Jesus vulnerably incarnated.

p -- persons: importance of the whole person gives priority to the inner person (heart) over the outer person. When we practice an outer-in approach, it is usually to the exclusion of our heart, thus redefining our person more by what we do and have.

l -- lovingly: love (agape) is not about what to do but about how to be involved in relationships. It is the most important relational quality to be exercised and experienced.

e -- equalized: Christ came to equalize us such that there are no longer any false relational distinctions between us; the only valid distinction is with God.

 

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Whole-ly Disciples Study

The Disciples of Whole Theology & Practice: Following the Diversity of Reformation or the Wholeness of Transformation


 

Trinity Study

The Face of the Trinity: The Trinitarian Essential for the Whole of God and Life

 

Uncommon Worship Study

Worshiping God in Likeness of the Trinity: Not Determined 'in their way'

 

Global Church Study

The Global Church Engaging the Nature of Sin and the Human Condition: Reflecting, Reinforcing, Sustaining, or Transforming

 

Worship Study

Embodying New the Worship Relationship: Whole Theology & Practice Required

 

Transformation Study

The Gospel of Transformation: Distinguishing the Discipleship & Ecclesiology Integral to Salvation

 

Theological Anthropology Study

The Person in Complete Context: The Whole of Theological Anthropology Distinguished

 

 Theology Study:

"Did God Really Say That?" Theology in the Age of Reductionism

 

Worship Language Study

Hermeneutic of Worship Language: Understanding Communion with the Whole of God

 

Integration Study

Jesus into Paul: Embodying the Theology and Hermeneutic of the Whole Gospel

 

Theology of Worship

'Singing a New Song to the Lord

 

Paul Study:
The Whole of Paul & the Whole in
His Theology
 

Christology Study

Sanctified Christology
 

Wholeness Study

The Person, the Trinity,

the Church 

 

Essay on
Wholeness

Journey to Wholeness in Christ

 

Discipleship Study
The Relational Progression
 

Spirituality Study
Following Jesus, Knowing Christ

(with study guide)

 

Essay on Spirituality
"Listen to My Son"

 

Worship Perspectives

 

Worship Songs

 

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