Reflections on a Lifestyle of Discipleship - Chris & Josh - Episode 20

The podcast is 20 episodes old. Every episode has been focused on learning how to live a lifestyle of discipleship. So we want to take some time and reflect on the ways we're learning to live that life in the spiritual disciplines we practice, the podcast guests we talk to, the books we read, and other things in between. We also wanted to answer our own favorite question to ask guests: What's the most valuable thing you've learned in the Christian life?

Let us know what your favorite episode has been so far in a review on Apple Podcasts. We'd love to hear how about your lifestyle of discipleship!

Resources

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook by Adele Calhoun

Using Spiritual Disciplines for Transformation (Episode 8) with Adele Calhoun

Christian Spiritual Formation is a Lifelong Journey (Episode 6) with Evan B. Howard

Developing Habits to Help You Grow (Episode 13) with Justin Earley

The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis

The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

Mere Discipleship by Lee Camp

You Are What You Love by James K. A. Smith

Letters to the Church by Francis Chan

The Conversationalist by Russell Verhey

The Common Rule by Justin Earley

How to Grow by Darryl Dash

The Sacred Enneagram by Chris Heuertz

Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram by Adele Calhoun, Doug Calhoun, Scott Loughrige, and Clare Loughrige

Episode Audio:

Chapter 1 - Struggles and Wins in Spiritual Disciplines

We've talked with several guests about spiritual disciplines and the conversations have been great! But what does it look like when those spiritual disciplines are practiced in our lives for real? In this chapter, Chris and Josh discuss some of the spiritual disciplines they struggle with and some of those that come easily. In the end, it's not about doing well at practicing the disciplines. It's about the work of God as we follow him in creating a lifestyle where he produces the growth.

Chapter 2 - Podcasting Helped Us Grow

We've published converations with 16 guests so far, and each of them has brought something valuable to our lives in teaching us to create lifestyles of discipleship. In this chapter, Chris and Josh review some of the favorite moments of the podcast so far and talk about how the conversations have impacted their own lives.

Chapter 3 - You Have to Read These Books!

Chris and Josh love books! These bound pieces of paper (or digital pages) are the thoughts and lessons of people throughout history, and Christians who write create a record of God's work in them in one way or another. In this chapter, Chris and Josh take a look at the books that they come back to over and over again, and those books that have been the most helpful in living a lifestyle of discipleship.

Chapter 4 - The Most Valuable Things We've Learned

Living a lifestyle of discipleship is a long journey. On lifelong journeys like this, God teaches us lessons that leave us changed forever. In this chapter, Chris and Josh talk about the most valuable lessons they've learned on their journeys so far.