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Dec
11
Thayer Thursday – Old Testament ‘Fulfillment’

Thayer Thursday – Old Testament ‘Fulfillment’

The next time you see a quote from the Old Testament in the New Testament, go back and read the context of that quote. Let it challenge you and your assumptions about what it means.

Nov
24

Grappling prayer

“It’s telling that Paul uses the word “wrestling” to explain the fervency with which Epaphras prayed for the Colossian church. Wrestling is not an easy sport – it’s physically exhausting.”

Nov
20
Romans: The Letter That Changed the World (week 6 audio)

Romans: The Letter That Changed the World (week 6 audio)

Hi Dojo readers, Here is the audio from the final week of the study of Romans I taught at Good Shepherd UMC over the past 6 weeks. In it we finally get to the entire purpose in Paul’s writing to the Roman believers. Rather than being an aside or appendix on good behavior, Romans 12-15 is […]

Nov
19
Beware “Christian” Authors

Beware “Christian” Authors

“Christians have a desire to understand God correctly. Yet the Bible can be an incredibly confusing book. Understanding how to live out our relationship with God is a difficult task. So we want help. We want people to help us understand God, the Bible, and to help us grow in our relationship with Him. So we buy curriculum, we read books, we visit blogs. Unfortunately most of what we’re consuming has zero nutritional value.”

Nov
6
Romans: The Letter That Changed the World (week 4 audio)

Romans: The Letter That Changed the World (week 4 audio)

Hi Dojo readers, For those who cannot be here in Charlotte in person to attend the Romans class I’m currently teaching at GSUMC, here is the audio from last week’s session. We finished our look at the next overall section of Romans, chs. 5-8.   http://www.gsumclifegroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/FallRomans/RomansWeek4.mp3   http://www.gsumclifegroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/FallRomans/RomansWeek4.mp3

Nov
4
Is Romans 9-11 a giant chiasm? [Bible geek alert]

Is Romans 9-11 a giant chiasm? [Bible geek alert]

This is a particularly Bible-geekish post. So be warned beforehand. :)

Oct
27
Romans: The Letter That Changed the World (week 3 audio)

Romans: The Letter That Changed the World (week 3 audio)

Hi Dojo readers, For those who cannot be here in Charlotte in person to attend the Romans class I’m currently teaching at GSUMC, here is the audio from last week’s session. We began to look at the next overall section of Romans, chs. 5-8. Here’s the link: http://www.gsumclifegroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/FallRomans/RomansWeek3.MP3

Oct
22
Romans: The Letter That Changed the World (week 2 audio)

Romans: The Letter That Changed the World (week 2 audio)

Hi Dojo readers, For those who cannot be here in Charlotte in person to attend the Romans class I’m currently teaching at GSUMC, here is the audio from last week’s session. We look at Paul’s diatribe with his hypothetical interlocuter and see what is arguably perhaps the very heart of New Testament theology: the continuity […]

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