Teach to Learn

Scott AtteberyDiscipleship

In the mid-1960’s a research team worked with New York City schools to study improved methods for teaching children to read. During one part of their study, the researchers matched low-proficiency readers with older students in the school district. The older students were asked to tutor the younger students in reading for five-months. All of the students were tested for … Read More

Fluency in the Christian Life

Scott AtteberyDiscipleship

“No comprende.” My friend tried again, but was met by the same response. “No comprende.” I looked at my friend’s face. He has taken three years of high school Spanish and one year of college Spanish. Yet, nobody in Nicaragua could understand him. I think what frustrated my friend most was when the Nicaraguans understood my English better than his … Read More

The Time I Used the Heimlich

Scott AtteberyChristian Living, Church, Discipleship

Not long ago, my son and I were eating in a local restaurant. All of a sudden, a lady at the table next to us stood up and started shouting, “Somebody do the Heineken! Somebody do the Heineken!” I was pretty sure the word she was looking for was “Heimlich,” but this wasn’t a time to trip over details. Her … Read More

Hidden Discipleship

Scott AtteberyDiscipleship1 Comment

Here’s a phrase you’ve never read in Scripture: “And Jesus called aside the apostles saying, ‘take up your discipleship workbooks and gather for the lesson.’” There is no doubt that Jesus was a disciple-maker and there is no doubt that He taught the apostles lessons. However, there is great doubt that he ever announced His discipleship in this way. Certainly, … Read More