Discipleship In Our Time with Trevin Wax
February 15, 2021
It's not enough to disciple others in a general way. We must understand what obedience and faithfulness look like at this particular time.
In this episode, Trevin Wax explains the importance of eschatological discipleship and what discipleship looks like in today's culture.
Trevin Wax joins me in our first episode to discuss his book Eschatological Discipleship
, and why it’s important to work out what it means to follow Jesus in our time.
- It’s not enough to think about discipleship in a timeless sense. We must work out what it means to follow Jesus in the particular time and setting that we've been placed.
- Developing general habits is good, but we must also develop subversive habits that confront the particular temptations and challenges we’re going to face as Christians today.
- Expressive individualism is one of the key evangelistic and discipleship issues we must face today.
- Discipleship resources are good but must be complemented with relationships that show what it means to follow Jesus in real life.
- One of the big battlegrounds for us in our generation is going to be over anthropology: what it means to be human.
“We've got to have wisdom to know what faithfulness looks like at this moment.”
“The gospel is timeless, but we must work out what it means to follow Jesus in the particular time and setting that we've been placed.”
“Discipleship is caught as much as it is taught. There is certainly a teaching element to it, but there also is modeling and an invitation model to it.”