Hunt for Teachability

Hunt for Teachability

Paul, Jon, and Liz continue their conversation about discipleship.

"Two thousand years after Jesus’s death, the Church of Jesus Christ is absolutely massive—there are three billion confessing Christians. If you're going to start the world's biggest, most enduring organization, how would you go about it? It's striking that Jesus doesn't go to the rabbinical schools or to the elites."

"We laugh at the disciples for their clumsiness, but we miss the beauty of their lack of pretense."

"Probably the most important thing in hunting for people to disciple is hunting for teachability. You just don't get teachability when people are on a hierarchy. I love schooling; I've been a supporter of Christian schools my whole life. I'm not knocking school or systems of learning, but you really have to be careful that you don't create hierarchies of knowledge. Jesus is always tearing down these hierarchies, and he does it with the kind of people."