In the same way that Daniel remained faithful in the midst of pressing secular cultural influences, the church today needs to be self-aware and intentional about practicing real discipleship.
Christian resources are not necessarily wrong. However, I wonder if we are asking how the marketing of discipleship is affecting, and maybe even changing, our message.
Jesus, in His ministry, embodied the perfect mentor as He lived life with His disciples.
Jacob Shatzer, an assistant professor and associate dean in the School of Theology and Missions at Union University, addresses the way technology forms us, especially in regards to Christian discipleship
The relationship Christ offers us with him is pure in two senses: pure in that he in his perfect righteousness is our atonement and reconciliation with God, and pure also in that discipleship precludes exceptions or conditions.
The Christian blogosphere is inviting us to return to a doxological view of Christian authority—not one that forsakes traditional structures and the importance of accountability, but one that reminds us that all authority comes from Christ, and sometimes voices of truth are speaking from different sorts of pulpits.