Continued from Part 10 Prologue
I stand in the
Box of Hades Holding the hand of Eve. While the Multitude tears Adam to shreds. Over and over and over again.
Time seems to stop.
Or perhaps speed up to infinity. We are frozen somewhere between horror and awe. By the depths of his sacrifice.
Somehow, thought resumes.
Something snaps me out of my reverie. Was it a shout from Adam? Some movement from Eve?
I remember his final command, to save his Bride.
My Mother. Who suffers no man to rescue her. From whence no mortal ever returned.
What could a Son of Adam like myself possibly do?
Especially having surrendered the Master Key of Peter!
And then I realize.
I do know one who is neither man nor mortal. And I’m pretty sure she owes me a favor… Aphrodite
Continued from Part 8 Prologue
Father and I have been taken prisoner by female guards.
I have no idea what is going on.
I wonder if we were betrayed by Hades, when he opened the Box in his Office.
Then I see Adam.
He no longer looks like a truant Child.
He looks like a Man who has stared Death in the eye.
And Death knelt at his feet and called him Master.
I hope he doesn’t do anything stupid.
Then I realize stupidity is inevitable, whenever Man sees Woman.
So instead I start to pray.
Pray he does the Right Stupid Thing.
Continued from Part 6 Prologue
Where the Hades should I go now?
All the people I care about aren’t here yet.
Jesus warned me I only had a brief time with the Master Key of St. Peter. How the heck am I supposed to empty out Hell? Which one person could I reach or succor that could make an outsized difference?
Oh. Duh. I guess there’s a reason I bear his name.
Inspired by Correcting Jesus
Dear Peter, Its okay.
I know you’re scared that
I’m going away.
Continued from Part 3 Prologue
The arrow penetrates my heart.
I feel horror, but no pain. I black out. Hephaestus
A man wearing a toga and a sweatband stands over me.
H. How are you feeling?
E. Um, not bad for having an arrow in my chest. Can you give me a hand with that? H. Hmm, I can probably cut off the end of the arrow. And rig up a brace to hold your cracked ribs together enough for you to breathe. That should keep you going. E. Wait, aren’t you the god of healing? Continue reading
Continued from Part 2
Ernie: Seriously, Aphrodite, can you give me a break?
Aphrodite: Hey, I’m on your side. I’m not doing this to you.
Aphrodite: But I have a sister… Continue reading
It is a very good thing to be a follower of Jesus. But like people in the gospels, we today can end up following Jesus for many reasons: salvation, miracles, curiosity, etc.
Those are all good things. But they are not the same as actually loving Jesus for Himself. It is good to thank Him for what He
does; but it is better to worship Him for who He is. Continue reading
The premise of
Discipling by Jesus is that uniting with Christ is what enables us to become fully human, as we learn to love our Selves and Others as Jesus does. Continue reading
Lent has always been a time for the followers of Jesus to reflect and prepare for remembering Christ’s death and resurrection. This year, in light of everything that has happened over the last twelve months, I would like to take that to the next level.
My dream for Lent and Holy Week (Feb 15 to April 6) is to host an online group devotional where every week we publicly model how to
vulnerably encounter Jesus via His Word & Spirit, Body & Blood. Continue reading
Human bodies run on carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins & minerals, water, and oxygen.
powers the Body of Christ? Continue reading
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
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 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 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
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
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?