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Disciple up is a podcast designed to empower disciples of Jesus to follow Him closely and to become more like Him in every area of life.

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Louie VS the AI

January 26th, 2023


Disciple Up #291

Louie VS. ChatGPT


Intro – Crazy schedule, origin of this idea, etc.


Here’s what the Chatbot wrote, read by Word’s voice. I find …

Christian Baby Boomers Want Change Too

January 12th, 2023


Disciple Up #290

Christian Baby Boomers Want Change Too

By Louie Marsh, 1-12-2023


Here’s some excerpts from the article I read and commented on in this podcast…

Where Did American Christmas Traditions Come From?

December 21st, 2022


Disciple Up # 289

Where Did American Christmas Traditions Come From?

By Louie Marsh 12-21-2022


Older Christmas Episodes You Might Want to Listen to:


34 – What is Christmas All About

87- The non-Pagan Roots of …

Preaching VS. Cheerleading

December 14th, 2022


Disciple Up #288

Preaching VS. Cheerleading

By Louie Marsh, 12-14-2022


What is “cheerleading?”  I’m defining it as the constant speaking of bromides, platitudes and cliches that we know everyone agrees with, in the …

Restoring Leaders Who've Fallen

December 7th, 2022


Disciple Up # 287

Restoring Leaders Who’ve Fallen

By Louie Marsh, 12-8-2022


Link to article:


Matt Chandler Restored to Ministry …

Positive & Negative Energy

November 30th, 2022


Disciple Up # 286

Positive & Negative Energy

By Louie Marsh, 11-29-2022


Dear Louie Marsh,

My name is Xavier. I am emailing you as I been meaning to bounce some ideas off you and wanting to hear some truth and …

Stewardship Pt 9: Use of Finances

November 23rd, 2022


Disciple Up # 285

Stewardship Part Nine: Use of Finances

By Louie Marsh, 11-23-2022


Introduction:  Where we’ve been and where we’re probably going!


9 Biblical Financial Principles


1) God is My Source


The first …

Stewardship Pt. 8: My Witness, Growth & Work

November 16th, 2022


Disciple Up # 284

Stewardship Pt. 8: My Witness, Growth & Work

By Louie Marsh, 11-16-2022


  • Evangelism/Personal Witness


5As for you, always …

Discipleship Pt 7, My Past Pt. 2

November 9th, 2022


Disciple Up # 283

Stewardship Part 7: My Past, Part Two

By Louie Marsh, 11-9-2022


I forgot a very important passage last week when dealing with Stewardship of my Past.


15The saying is trustworthy and deserving of …

Stewardship Pt. 5 - My Past

November 2nd, 2022


Disciple Up # 282

Stewardship Lesson #5 -My Past

By Louie Marsh, 11-2-2022




  • Leadership
  • Servanthood
  • Trust/Faithful




  • My …

Stewardship Pt. 5: Children, Ministry, Weaknesses

October 26th, 2022


Disciple Up Show Notes #281

Stewardship Pt 5: Children, Ministry Weaknesses

By Louie Marsh, 10-26-2022


  • Children


4Fathers, do not provoke your …

Stewardship Pt. 4: Marriage

October 19th, 2022


Disciple Up #280

Stewardship, Pt 4, Marriage

By Louie Marsh, 10-19-2022


LESSON #4 - Disciple Up #280


  • Marriage


21submitting to one another

Stewardship, Part Three

October 12th, 2022


Disciple Up #279

Stewardship, Part Three

By Louie Marsh, 10-12-2022


  • Leadership
  • Servanthood
  • Trust/Faithful


3) The Larger Concept.


15The Lord …

Stewardship, Part Two

October 5th, 2022


Disciple Up #278

Stewardship Part Two

By Louie Marsh, 10-5-2022


  • Leadership
  • Servanthood
  • Trust/Faithful




  1. oikonomos (οἰκονόμος) …

Stewardship Part One

September 28th, 2022


Disciple Up #277

Stewardship. Pt. 1

By Louie Marsh, 9-28-2022


Link on Russian Orthodox Church:


Gideon Pt 5: Ending with a Whimper

September 21st, 2022


Disciple Up # 276

Gideon Pt 5, Ending with a Whimper

By Louie Marsh



We’re taking four weeks to read through six I wrote on the life of Gideon for my radio show, Tales From the Scrypt.  Let me know what you …

Gideon Pt 3 - The Amazing Shrinking Army

September 14th, 2022


Disciple Up # 274

The Amazing Shrinking Army, Gideon Pt. 4

By Louie Marsh,




We’re taking four weeks to read through six episodes I wrote on the life of Gideon for my radio show, Tales From the Scrypt.  Let me …

Gideon Pt 2, Getting to the Heart of the Matter

September 7th, 2022


Disciple Up # 274

Gideon Pt. 2; Getting to the Heart of the Matter

By Louie Marsh, 1-16-2020




We’re taking four weeks to read through six I wrote on the life of Gideon for my radio show, Tales From the Scrypt.

Gideon Pt 1: Mighty Man of Valor

August 31st, 2022


Disciple Up # 273

Gideon, Part One: “Mighty Man of Valor:

By Louie Marsh, 8-31-2022



We’re taking four weeks to read through six I wrote on the life of Gideon for my radio show, Tales From the Scrypt.  Let me …

War Stories: Who's In Charge Here?

August 24th, 2022


Disciple Up #272

War Stories Pt. 5: Who’s In Charge Here? - 2 Chron 20:1-30

By Louie Marsh, 8-24-2022


Intro – Tales From the Scrypt on tap during my trip to Malawi IF I can get it done in time!


2  Some men came and …

War Stories #4 - Follow Faith NOT Fear

August 17th, 2022


Disciple Up # 271

War Stories # 4, Follow Faith Not Fear – Judges 6-7

By Louie Marsh, 8-17-2022


11  Now the angel of the LORD came and sat under …

Failure Isn't Fatal

August 3rd, 2022


Disciple Up #270

War Stories

Part 3: Failure Isn’t Fatal – Joshua 7-8

By Louie Marsh, 8-3-2022




So about 3,000 men went up there from the people. And they fled before the men of Ai, and the men of Ai killed …

The Foolishness of God

July 27th, 2022


Disciple Up # 269: War Stories #2

The Foolishness of God - Joshua 5:13-6:25

By Louie Marsh, 7-28-2022


Slide One: A college student …

War Stories #1 -The Necessity of Worship

July 20th, 2022


Disciple Up # 268: War Stories #1

The Necessity of Worship

By Louie Marsh, 7-20-2022


Intro – Wayback Machine (Mr. Peabody & Sherman). My early lack of understanding of worship.


6  And Ezra blessed the LORD, the …

Victims By Faith

July 13th, 2022


Disciple Up # 267

When Faith & Reality Collide

Part 7: Victims by Faith

By Louie Marsh, 7-13-2022


Intro. End of this series. Where to next?


The Victories of Faith

July 6th, 2022


Disciple Up # 266

When Faith & Reality Collide

Part 6th: The Victories of Faith

By Louie Marsh, 7-6-2022


1) When I live by faith God’s power is …

Towards a Biblical Reaction To America Today

June 29th, 2022


Disciple Up #265

Towards a Biblical Reaction to America Today

By Louie Marsh, 6-29-2022


What Actually Happened:


What Should Our Response Be:


The Fight of Faith

June 22nd, 2022


When Faith & Reality Collide

Part 5: The Fight of Faith

By Louie Marsh, 6-22-2022


 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I …

When Faith & Reality Collide Part 4: Stand by Faith

June 15th, 2022


Disciple Up #263

Contact – When Faith & Reality Collide

Part 4: Stand by Faith

By Louie Marsh, 6-15-2022


When I live by faith I…

Pt. 3 Looking For An Eternal City

June 8th, 2022


Contact! When Faith Collides with Reality

Pt. 3, Looking For An Eternal City

By Louie Marsh, 11-19-2017


Opening = cartoons, last one birds not …

Contact When Faith & Reality Collide Pt 2

June 1st, 2022


Disciple Up #261

Contact, When Faith & Reality Collide

Part Two: The Nature of Faith

By Louie Marsh, 5-25-2022


The American philosopher Henry …

Uvalde - WHY?

May 25th, 2022


Disciple Up #260

Uvalde – WHY?

By Louie Marsh, 5-25-2022


2Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.” (Proverbs 21:2, ESV)


18Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of falsehood, …

Pt 1: The Hidden Fabric of the Universe

May 18th, 2022


Disciple Up #259

CONTACT! When Faith & Reality Collide

Pt. 1, The Hidden Fabric of the Universe

By Louie Marsh, 5-18-2022


Intro – bit of a …

No Fear

May 11th, 2022


Disciple Up # 258

Don’t Fear the Online Mob– Judges 6-7

By Louie Marsh, 5-11-2022

11  Now the angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon was …

Silly Things Christians Say & Believe

April 27th, 2022


Disciple Up #256

Silly Things Christians Say & Believe

By Louie Marsh, 4-27-2022


Intro. Just to show you we aren’t the only one’s acting very silly if not down right disgusting sometimes:

Persecution - A New Testament Perspective

April 20th, 2022


Disciple Up # 255

Persecution: A New Testament Perspective

By Louie Marsh


News Story Quoted:


What Does the …

Easter - Up Close & Personal

April 13th, 2022


Disciple Up # 254

Easter – Up Close & Personal

By Louie Marsh, 4-13-2022


The Resurrection shows me that…

How Do Disciples Deal with Culture?

April 6th, 2022


Disciple Up # 253

How Do Disciples Deal with Culture?

By Louie Marsh, 4-6-2022


Articles Referenced:


Character Over Charisma, Godliness Over Giftedness

March 30th, 2022


Disciple Up #252

Character Over Charisma, Godliness Over Giftedness

By Louie Marsh, 3-30-2022


Article that sparked these thoughts:


Responding To Injustice

March 23rd, 2022


Disciple Up # 251

Responding To Injustice

By Louie Marsh, 3-23-2022


Article Read From:


Ukraine: Love Your Enemies

March 16th, 2022


Disciple Up #250

Ukraine: Love Your Enemies

By Louie Marsh


Introduction: Give what’s happening in the Ukraine today, not to mention Myanmar (Burma) and many other places, I thought it was well past time to take a …

Just Pray?

March 9th, 2022



Disciple Up #249

Just Pray?

By Louie Marsh, 3-9-2022


Intro – Frustration about Ukraine, other situations.


Links to help you pray for Ukraine


Ukraine - Evil Is Real

March 2nd, 2022


No notes this time, just straight from the heart.

The Passion Translation: Translation, paraphrase, or...?

February 23rd, 2022


Disciple Up # 247

The Passion Translation – Translation, paraphrase or…?

By Louie Marsh




I’m not a Bible translator, or a Greek or Hebrew …

Remembering Steve - A Story of God's Amazing Grace

February 16th, 2022


Disciple Up # 246

Remembering Steve: A Story of God’s Amazing Grace

By Louie Marsh, 2-16-2022


This is the story of my best friend from college …

Pastoral Breaking Point: Leadership During a Crisis

February 9th, 2022


Disciple Up #245

Pastoral Breaking Point: Leadership During a Crisis

By Louie Marsh, 2-9-2022


Book Referral: Uncommon Leadership by Dr. Bob Kuest



February 2nd, 2022


Disciple Up #244


By Louie Marsh, 2-2-2022



Websites Referenced In This Podcast


Deconstructing Christianity - Nothing New

January 26th, 2022


Disciple Up # 243

Deconstructing Christianity – Nothing New

By Louie Marsh, 1-26-2022


Websites Used:


Christ IS In X-Mas

December 22nd, 2021


Disciple Up #242

Christ IS In X-Mas Episode

By Louie Marsh, 12-22-2021


I am representing Episode 88 because I think there’s still a lot of Christians out there who don’t understand this when they need too/


Episode …

The NON-Pagan Roots of Christmas!

December 15th, 2021


Disciple Up #241 Show Notes

The Non-Pagan Roots of Christmas

By Louie Marsh, 12-19-2018 (12-15-2021)



I’m representing this episode for the …

Future Church: Mega -Mini?

November 24th, 2021


Disciple Up # 238

Future Church: Mega/Micro?

By Louie Marsh, 11-24-2021


Articles I’m pulling from:


Thinking God's Thoughts After Him

November 17th, 2021


Disciple Up # 237

Thinking God’s Thoughts After Him

By Louie Marsh, 11-17-2021


Intro. Sunday’s sermon, etc.


German mathematician, astronomer and …

God Interrupts Man

November 11th, 2021


Disciple Up # 236

God Silences Man

By Louie Marsh, 11-10-2021


Intro.  There are at least three times in the New Testament when God was rude to the Apostle Peter.  Three times when God interrupted and silenced Peter to …

Using My Intellect For God

November 3rd, 2021


Disciple Up # 235

Explaining God?

By Louie Marsh, 11-4-2021


Children Explain God


One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die so there will be enough people to take care of …

Holding Truth In Tension

October 27th, 2021


Disciple Up # 234

Truth In Tension

By Louie Marsh, 10-27-2021


reThink #8 – Loving My Neighbor:


Quotes from The Weight of Glory, By C.S. Lewis:


Should I Dump My Denomination?

October 20th, 2021


Disciple Up #233

Should I Dump My Denomination?

By Louie Marsh, 10-20-2021



Websites Used In This Episode:


Should Worship Make Me Comfortable?

October 13th, 2021


Disciple Up # 232

Should Worship Make Me Comfortable?

By Louie Marsh, 10-13-2021




Dead Works

October 6th, 2021


Disciple Up # 231

Dead Works

By Louie Marsh, 10-6-2021


Good Works vs. Dead Works


The Bible has much to say about good works and also about dead …

Sodom Found, McDowell Down, Faye Rebound?

September 29th, 2021


Disciple Up #230

Sodom Found, McDowell Down, Faye Rebound?

By Louie Marsh, 9-29-2021



Links Quoted From In Show:


Are We In the Last Days?

September 23rd, 2021


Disciple Up # 229

Are We In the Last Days?

By Louie Marsh, 9-22-2021


Websites Quoted From in this Episode:


7 Letters For 7 Churches Pt. 2

September 15th, 2021


Disciple Up # 228

7 Letters For 7 Churches, Pt. 2

By Louie Marsh


Intro. Last week we did the first three and I shared a nice graph on the letters in the show notes. This week we’ll be finishing off the last four.


7 Letters to 7 Churches

September 8th, 2021


Disciple Up # 227

7 Letters to 7 Churches

By Louie Marsh, 9-8-2021


This is just about the only part of Revelation I will teach on. I’m not quite as bad as Martin Luther about this though.


He put both Revelation and …

Greater Than – Don’t Miss His Rest, Hebrews Chapter 3

September 1st, 2021


Disciple Up # 226

Greater Than – Don’t Miss His Rest, Hebrews Chapter 3

By Louie Marsh, 9-1-2021


What’s happening??  Last time we did this was …

The DEATH of Our Christian Worldview

August 25th, 2021


Tales From the Scrypt #225

The DEATH of Our Christian Worldview

By Louie Marsh, 8-25-2021


Links to Articles:


reThinking Evangelism & Other Stuff

August 18th, 2021


Disciple Up # 224

reThinking Evangelism & Other Stuff

By Louie Marsh, 8-18-2021


What’s happening now…

Persecution Watch

August 11th, 2021


Disciple Up # 223

Persecution Watch, August 11th, 2021

By Louie Marsh




Facing Our Failures

August 4th, 2021


Disciple Up # 222

Facing Our Failure (Thanks COVID!)

By Louie Marsh, 8-4-2021


Intro. I’ve been thinking about COVID’s impact on us in a different way lately. Then hearing that my dear friend Naomi’s Dad died of it …

Dangerous Christian Music?

July 28th, 2021


Disciple Up # 221

Dangerous Christian Music

By Louie Marsh, 7-28-2021


Main Article Quoted from:


Double Talk & the Church

July 21st, 2021


Disciple Up # 220

Double Talk & the Church

By Louie Marsh, 7-20-2021


Intro. Changes to the podcast will be coming fairly soon I think. What …

Is A Literal Translation Always Better?

July 14th, 2021


Disciple Up # 219

Is a Literal Translation Always Better?

By Louie Marsh, 7-14-2021


Article Read From:


Legacy Standard Bible;  

Should We All Be Iconoclasts?

June 30th, 2021


Disciple Up # 217

Should We All Be Iconoclasts?

By Louie Marsh, 6-30-2021



icon·​o·​clast | \ ī-ˈkä-nə-ˌklast  \

Definition of iconoclast

1: a …

The State of the American Church & Me

June 23rd, 2021


Disciple Up # 216

The State of the American Church & Me!

By Louie Marsh, 6-23-2021


1“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words …

Words Mean Things

June 16th, 2021


Disciple Up # 215

Words Mean Things

By Louie Marsh, 6-16-2021


Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, for whom Lewis Carroll was a pseudonym, was an …

Remember ... the Importance of Memory

June 9th, 2021


Disciple Up # 214

Remember … The Importance of Memory

By Louie Marsh, 6-9-2021


We must remember the Lord:


Deuteronomy 6:12 ESV: Then take care lest you forget the Lord, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out …

Living On Borrowed Time

June 2nd, 2021


Disciple Up #213

“Living On Borrowed Time”

By Louie Marsh, 6-2-2021


In all my years of ministry I’ve never known anyone who better exemplified the …

I'm a Christian NOT a Victim!

May 26th, 2021


Disciple Up # 212

I’m a Christian NOT a Victim!

By Louie Marsh, 5-26-2021


Intro. Picking up were yesterday’s sermon ends, the URL for it is below.


What Is a Disciple?

May 19th, 2021


Disciple Up # 211
What Is a Disciple?
By Louie Marsh, 5-19-2021


The Hebrew View of Discipleship:

Jesus began his first year of ministry by doing several things at once. He was traveling, teaching, performing …

Wrestling with Scripture

May 5th, 2021


Disciple Up # 209

Wrestling with Scripture

By Louie Marsh, 5-5-2021


Intro. Excerpts from the article I’m discussing today, with a link to it below. Also some links to John Stott’s books are below as well.


John Stott …

A Disciple's Identity Pt. 7: the Peacemakers

April 28th, 2021


Disciple Up # 208

A Disciple’s Identity Pt. 7: Blessed are the Peacemakers

By Louie Marsh, 4-28-2021


Blessed are the Peacemakers…

Are You Ready To Be The Bad Guy?

April 21st, 2021


Disciple Up # 207

Are You Ready to be the Bad Guy?

By Louie Marsh, 4-21-2021


Are you ready to the be the bad guy? If not then you’d better get …

Welcome to the New Christian Minority

April 7th, 2021


Disciple Up #206

Welcome to the New Christian Minority

By Louie Marsh, 4-7-2021



Articles Referred to or Read:


Christians & Cohabitation

March 31st, 2021


Disciple Up # 205

Christians & Cohabitation

By Louie Marsh, 3-31-2021


Article I read from:


At least three ways to …

Greater Than - Jesus the Greatest of All Time!

March 24th, 2021


Disciple Up #204

Greater Than – Jesus the Greatest of All Time!

By Louie Marsh, 3-23-2021


1Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly …

A Disciple’s Identity, Pt. 6; A Singular Heart

March 17th, 2021


Disciple Up # 203

A Disciple’s Identity, Pt. 6; A Singular Heart

By Louie Marsh, 3-15-2021


Intro.  A quiet week – windy day as I record – sorry!


Do I Have a Soul Or Am I a Soul?

March 10th, 2021


Disciple Up Episode 202

Do I Have a Soul or Am I a Soul?

Louie Marsh, 3-10-2021




This episode sparked by an e-mail from a listener named …

Christian Skepticism

March 3rd, 2021


Disciple Up # 201

Christian Skepticism

By Louie Marsh, 3-3-2021


Intro. Where this came from – the forbidden episode??


This episode came from two Mike Rowe posts on his FaceBook page and a lot of things that have …

Looking Back To Look Forward

February 24th, 2021


Disciple Up #200

Looking Back To Look Forward

By Louie Marsh, 2-24-2021


Intro – Open, then play opening of episode #1.


The Value of History – a Christian view of history – watching God and man act, as God slowly …

Mercy, Tolerance & a Loss of Focus

February 17th, 2021


Disciple Up # 199

Mercy, Tolerance & the Loss of Focus

By Louie Marsh, 2-17-2021


 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

The Christian Faith & Freedom

February 10th, 2021


Disciple Up # 198

The Christian Faith & Freedom

By Louie Marsh, 2-10-2021


Articles Quoted in this Episode:


Disciple's Identity Pt. 4: Staying Hungry

February 3rd, 2021


Disciple Up # 197

A Disciple’s Identity Pt. 4: Staying Hungry!

(Plus the Coup In Burma)

By Louie Marsh, 2-3-2021


1)    I seek God’s righteousness NOT MY OWN since I have forsaken self.


 “Blessed are those who …

50 Most Dangerous Countries to Follow Jesus In 2021

January 27th, 2021


Tales From the Scrypt # 196

50 Most Dangerous Countries to Follow Jesus In 2021

By Louie Marsh, 1-27-2021


Links to articles read from in show:


Dealing with Failure

January 20th, 2021


Disciple Up # 195

Dealing with Failure

By Louie Marsh, 1-20-2021


Websites I found helpful for this episode:


Tradition & Change

January 13th, 2021


Disciple Up #194

Tradition & Change

By Louie Marsh, 1-13-2021


Intro. Tradition and me

Let’s begin with this…

The Disciple's Identity - The Mighty Meek

January 6th, 2021


Disciple Up #193

The Disciple’s Identity Part 3: The Mighty Meek

By Louie Marsh, 1-6-2021


INTRO: What’s happening, where from here? Etc. 200th episode coming up! I am on Parlor - @discipleup.   Previous Disciple’s …

Persecution Disillusion & the End of 2020

December 30th, 2020


Disciple Up #192

Persecution, Disillusion & the End of 2020

By Louie Marsh, 12-30-2020


North Korean Persecution:


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