This week on The Great Reset, we invite you to learn along with us as we try out a new practice of being cooperatively taught by God.
John 21:15-17 (study starts ~15 minutes in)
Question: How do we shift from intellectually studying God’s word to humbly obeying it?
Perspective: By submitting ourselves to be Discipled By Scripture together to Love More Like Jesus (“LMLJ”) Continue reading
We begin Season 5 of The Great Reset by building on last week’s Retrospective as we explore the values we must share in order to Love More Like Jesus.
Things get really interesting 33 minutes in…
Question: How can we develop the trust needed to co-disciple each other’s hearts to follow Jesus?
Perspective: Via the practice of sharing, understanding, and refining one another’s most important values. Continue reading
This week on The Great Reset the Biastes perform a retrospective on Season 4 by attempting to agree on a Purpose, and then evaluating their recent interactions in light of that Purpose.
We are followers of Jesus who invite you to join with us as we practice loving more like Jesus Purpose of The Great Reset (Draft)
We are a community of Jesus-lovers who Come together to learn how to Love more like Jesus, and Invite you to learn along with us Retrospective Statements
I like… ( what furthered that purpose) I wonder… ( what could help us do better) Continue reading
This week on the Biastes we will be attempting a “ FishBowl Dialogue” between Ernie P. and David J. This blog post is Ernie’s attempt to organize his thoughts in advance, based on his current best guess about David’s underlying Concern. Tune in next Tuesday 9/29/2020 to find out what actually happens!
What exactly are we talking about?
Question: What exactly is Ernie trying to accomplish with The Great Reset?
Perspective: Show the Body of Christ how to empower disciples of Jesus to keep growing closer to Him — rather than us.
See also: David and Ernie’s
follow-up video. Continue reading
This week on The Great Reset we discuss the proposal for FishBowl Dialogues (FBD), a game for cultivating constructive relational practices.
So, what exactly is “discipleship”?
Question: How can we all get better at loving everyone the way Jesus does?
Perspective: By publicly playing a game where we practice, observe, and learn the relevant skills. Continue reading
This week on The Great Reset our Biasta Janet leads the Biastes through an exercise in Christlike Relational Roleplay.
Can you loan me a place to fix my car?
Question: How do we shift the focus of the Body of Christ from “getting fed” to “getting fit” (to represent Jesus)?
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PBxpiZ5AAiKbaT48gB4lOoPDRjPVpBhWpBsZ_ihF8k8/edit?usp=sharing Continue reading
This week on evaluate a proposal for training us in healthier relational practices. The Great Reset our Biasta Janet re-uses the “ Critical Community Protocol” to help the Biastes*
Can roleplaying make discipleship more therapeutic and healing?
Question: How can we all get better at actually loving each other the way Jesus does?
Use public roleplaying to deliberately practice specific techniques that simultaneously build autonomy, authenticity, and empathy Continue reading
This week on urgent The Great Reset the Biastes* (and Biasta) try the “ Critical Community Protocol” to address an local problem, which might also solve an important global problem.
Question: What would it take to focus the whole Body of Christ on fulfilling His Commission and Commandments, by prioritizing the discipling of all peoples into loving as Jesus does? Perspective: A decentralized network of self-replicating Christ-Centered Chat Circles Continue reading
We kick off Season 4 of The Great Reset with the Biastes* on 1pm PDT Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 by wrestling with questions of authority and submission, prompted by a viewer’s email. Question
How should members of Christ’s Body best relate to
internal and external human authorities and institutions, in order to continually increase God’s Kingdom?
Practice healthy submission to existing structures while we continue to design and implement more Christ-centered models Continue reading
This coming Tuesday, August 18th (1pm PDT), the Biastes (and our new Biasta Janet) reflect on Season 3 as we discuss a concrete proposal for how to practice co-discipleship in Season 4.
Question: What in God’s name are we trying to do here? Perspective
Bring a greater experience of Heaven to all Creation, as we Publicly prototype, model & describe co-constructing networked communities of practice, where we Together find, refine & fulfill each member’s God-given calling, to Keep growing us all closer to Jesus; in love, likeness & living. Continue reading
We wrap up this Season’s discussion of the Biastes Co-Discipleship Network on the 1pm PST Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020 episode of The Great Reset, by attempting to practice what we have been preaching.
Let me give you a new command: Love one another.
In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other. John 13:34-35 MSG
Do you recognize His disciples in this conversation?
Question: How can we ensure we are following Jesus, not men?
Perspective: Deliberately practice loving all His followers as Jesus has loved us. Continue reading
We pivot our discussion of the Biastes Co-Discipleship Network , for the 1pm PST Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020 episode of The Great Reset , to take on the challenge of creating relational unity.
Could a platform for deliberate relational practice actually unify the Body of Christ? Two Questions
What about the Body of Christ most breaks the heart of God? What is the impossible thing that, if we were able to do it, would change everything? Perspective
May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us, so that the world may believe you sent me.
John 17:21 Continue reading
Continuing our discussion of the revolutionary approach to redeeming our systems. Biastes Co-Discipleship Network, our 1pm PST Tuesday, July 28, 2020 episode of The Great Reset introduces a
Where Ernie unintentionally sparks a revolution against “systems”
Question: What would it take to truly overcome systemic inequity and relational brokenness?
Perspective: Revolutionary systems effectively honoring Christlike humble service Continue reading
Continuing our discussion of the Biastes Co-Discipleship Network, our 1pm PST Tuesday, July 28, 2020 episode of The Great Reset proposes a radical new social architecture that aligns our solutions with human need, rather than vice versa. Question
What would it take for us to become more effective at curing systemic inequity and relational brokenness?
Building on last week’s pitch for the Biastes Co-Discipleship Network, our 1pm PST Tuesday, July 21, 2020 episode of The Great Reset proposes a new building block for the Body of Christ. Question
What is the most effective and scalable context for
co-constructing disciples of Jesus?
The Biastes continue Season 3 of The Great Reset by attempting to articulate concrete commitments we can make together to help us become better husbands and fathers, yet at the same time advance Christ’s purposes on multiple levels.
“He must become greater; I must become less.” —
Question: How can we as men, whatever our occupation and family situation, make every action count for the Kingdom of God? Continue reading
This Tuesday on July 7th, 2020 we kick off Season 3 of oikotics The Great Reset by introducing , a novel discipline that unifies economics, politics, psychology & religion.
Question: What is the most useful and healthy way to think about money?
Perspective: Money is the most decentralized mechanism yet for a society to distribute Resources, Status and Relationships. As such, it complements — and competes with! — family, religion, and the state. Continue reading
This Tuesday 6/30 with the Biastes we complete our second Season of
The Great Reset, on Education, by attempting to co-construct an answer to the question:
What is the Most Important Thing to collectively keep getting better at doing, in order for us and the world to experience the fullness of God’s Kingdom (Love)?
Next Tuesday, June 16, 2020 our Biastes public discipleship men’s group will continue using The Great Reset in Education as a lens to explore issues of racism and repentance in the wake of the Killing of George Floyd.
The Great Reset, Season 2, Episode 5 Question
How can we retrain ourselves to measure everything against the reality of Jesus Christ — instead of our own understanding?
Cf. Peter rebuking Jesus — and vice versa ( Matthew 16:21-25) Perspective
Create systems where we are
Emptied of our shame via the cross Submitting ourselves to be filled with power by the Holy Spirit Using those to connect transformationally with the Other Continue reading