We can teach about discipleship in a classroom setting. Does that knowledge, however, transfer into becoming a disciple. The founder of the Sandler Sales System, David Sandler, wrote a book entitled, “You Can’t Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar : The Sandler Sales Institute’s 7-Step System for Successful Selling.” The title says it all, I think.
Maybe that is why I am drawn to Hauerwas’s article. Discipleship is not something we can learn in a classroom. Anyway, here is the article. I trust you will enjoy it and be challenged by his ideas.