Discipleship: Past and Present

In this episode, Drs. Darrell Bock and Gene Getz discuss discipleship in the Church, focusing past and present trends with a look towards the future.

About the Contributors

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, writes for the Christianity Today’s Places and Space series, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College, Chosen People Ministries, the Institute for Global Engagement, and Christians in Public Service (CIPS). His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Gene Getz

Dr. Gene Getz is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, earned a BA from Rocky Mountain College, an MA from the Wheaton Graduate School and a Ph.D. From New York University. He has served as a professor at both Moody Bible Institute and Dallas Theological Seminary. After 20 years in the academic world, Dr. Getz became involve in church planting and in 1972 launched the Fellowship Bible Church movement. Today, some 30,000 people worship in 12 church in the Dallas area alone. After passing on the leadership of the church in 2004, Dr. Getz now serves as President of the Center for Church Renewal. In 2011, Dr. Getz was invited to create the Life Essentials Study Bible, which is the first multi-media study Bible. This Bible has 1500 “Principles to Live By” that are embedded in the biblical text. Accompanying each principle is a QR code, which enables the reader to view an extended teaching video on each topic. Dr. Getz has also authored more than 60 books and is a radio host for a daily feature.