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A deeper exploration of God, Self, and Call for high school and college students. The BeADisciple Academy is designed to be a global online faith-building fellowship for students that want to go deeper in their faith lives and leadership skills. The Academy uses a wide range of contemporary online resources to provide interactive opportunities for students…

From The Branches Blog

Delighting in the Hymn You Are In

Hymn BlogMy husband Phil and I recently took my ninety-year old mother to visit a doctor for a second opinion. We don’t see Mom as often as we would like since she lives in another city and our schedules are quite full. Mom doesn’t drive any more and doesn’t get out much. Because the distances involved in traveling to her house and taking her to the doctor (which was in a city in the opposite direction) would entail us driving over a hundred miles by the time we were done, Phil …



A Conglomeration of Lenten Resources

Ash-WednesdayMany of us are receiving ashes on our foreheads today, reminding us of our sin and fragility; and more importantly, of our desire to descend to death with Christ during the season of Lent, that we may somehow “attain the resurrection of the dead.” We often find ourselves thrust into liturgical seasons in the midst of our busy lives, unsure of how to slow down and mark the time in a meaningful way.

During Advent, we created a post with a list of resources to help us engage the season. In the …



Liturgy & the Arts: Have We Lost the Language for Hope?

Hope-LanguageWe cannot Name or be Named without language. If our vocabulary dwindles to a few shopworn words, we are setting ourselves up for takeover by a dictator. When language becomes exhausted, our freedom dwindles – we cannot think; we do not recognize danger; injustice strikes us as no more than “the way things are.”
– Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water

I remember sitting in a chair across the desk from my campus minister in the summer of 2001. We had just arrived home from a mission trip to South Africa, where we had …



Wesleyan Resources: Hannah Bonner shares about UMC LEAD

Houston_nightThis post is the third in a series of interviews with leading online Wesleyan and/or Methodist platforms. We at BeADisciple believe in the power of the Wesleyan movement to change lives – and we recognize the importance of online presence. In fact, our entire ministry is online! Over the past several years, a plethora of Wesleyan and Methodist resources have emerged in the online faith conversation. The goal of this post series is to explore a network of helpful voices as we seek Christ together in the tradition of the Wesleys.

This …



The 3-Color Christian: Exploring Lent in Technicolor

What’s on your calendar for Lent this year?

Perhaps you’ve read books on spirituality that promote specific practices: Lectio divina. Centering prayer (meditation). Perhaps you’ve taken one of the great classes offered by BeADisciple on meditation through photography. Or yoga. Perhaps you’ve really connected with some of these practices, and others left you untouched.

Overwhelmed by Resources

There are literally thousands of books urging different spiritual practices from across the globe. Some of them even recognize that people’s personalities are different, and offer useful, if competing, systems of spiritual types. By the time I’d …



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