From the editorial:
People formed in the Anabaptist traditions tend to take discipleship for granted. We have heard the word as long as we can remember. It was part of our catechism or baptism classes, where we learned about the sixteenth-century martyrs, teased out the phrase radical discipleship, and thought about our commitment to be followers of Jesus. Precisely because discipleship is a commonplace among us, it is time to look again at this notion. Does it demand anything more of us? Is there something about living in twenty-first North America that calls us to rethink discipleship and to ask for help in doing so from people who are not so wealthy, privileged, or flush with opportunity?