Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

Two Articles: Discipleship and Story

June 29, 2007

Worship.com just put out two articles of interest: “Rethinking Discipleship: A Framework for Discipleship in Church Planting” and “Is the Bible Just A Story?” The first article has some helpful suggestions for approaching evangelism and discipleship, in particular is the Allen Taha’s use of Discipleship in the Moment (DIM). He writes: In this current gathering phase of the church plant, I have rethought discipleship and developed a strategy of gospel-discipleship that emphasizes the Scripture, prayer, and kingdom. This new approach

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Gospel Coalition free Audio

June 28, 2007

Check out documents, audio, and video, all for free at the new Gospel Coalition website.

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Designing Cities for People

June 28, 2007

Lester Brown at the Globalist presents a compelling case for people-centered urban design, to promote the overall quality of life in cities. He writes: With more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas, pollution and traffic congestion are an ever increasing problem. In an age where public parks are being sacrificed to make room for parking lots, Lester Brown proposes that city planning should benefit people not cars. I raised some similar issues in my article

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Global or Local?: Trends in Shopping and Globalization

June 27, 2007

Living in Austin has a lot of benefits. One is the culture of “Keep Austin Weird,” which among other things, advocates supporting local business. From Whole Foods to Austin Java, local business in Austin offers the consumer a diverse, unique, and often of high quality shopping experience. We’ve bought into the ethos; it’s great to eat, shop, and frolic locally. According to the Globalist, going local is a rising trend that may clip globalization. Stephen Roach points out that globalization

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