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Jul
23
The single most effective way I know of to study the Bible in our digital age

The single most effective way I know of to study the Bible in our digital age

“Doing the process I’ve suggested above is the single best way I have personally ever found to grasp the overall context–and thus the overall foundational teaching and “big idea”–of the various books that make up this library we call the Bible.”

Jun
25

Check out this 2-part World Radio feature on my art and ministry!

Hi Dojo readers, Last week I did an interview for World Radio’s program “The World and Everything in It” for their series on visual artists in the church. Christina Darnell spent the afternoon talking to me about my art, my martial arts involvement and how it all shapes the ministry of Disciple Dojo. It was […]

Jun
22
United Methodists and LGBT ethics

United Methodists and LGBT ethics

Hi Dojo readers, I just got back from the 2014 Annual Conference of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. For those who aren’t UMC-savvy, Annual Conference is the yearly gathering of representatives and clergy from all the UM churches in the Western NC district. It’s a mixture of worship services, denominational […]

Jun
17
Bible & Science: Friends or Foes?? (Free audio sessions!)

Bible & Science: Friends or Foes?? (Free audio sessions!)

Hi Dojo readers, It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks for me so I wanted to get this posted today. I leave this week for the Annual Conference of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (a yearly UM gathering for worship and church business at Lake Junaluska) where I […]

Jun
9
A ‘stairway to Heaven’ and impressing a shepherd girl (vids)

A ‘stairway to Heaven’ and impressing a shepherd girl (vids)

Hi Dojo readers, I’ve been busy working on a number of projects (as well as trying to get my laptop screen fixed) so I haven’t had as much time to post as of late. However, here are the previous two weeks’ teaching videos from our Tuesday lunchtime Bible Study at Ruth’s Chris here in Charlotte. […]

May
22
Thayer Thursday – 9/11 and Samaria

Thayer Thursday – 9/11 and Samaria

Chris Thayer is the Director of Discipleship at Good Shepherd Church in Charlotte, NC where he oversees adult life groups and Biblical education. On Thursdays I share his weekly “Thayer’s Thoughts” for small group leaders, which are based on the previous Sunday’s sermon. Click HERE to watch or listen to the accompanying sermon. Where were […]

May
15
Thayer Thursday – Not looking to your own interests…

Thayer Thursday – Not looking to your own interests…

“A natural and understandable hesitancy accompanies any serious discussion of service….We experience a fear that… ‘If I do that, people will take advantage of me; they will walk all over me.’”

May
14
Art Under the Occupation: The Bethlehem Wall

Art Under the Occupation: The Bethlehem Wall

“During a recent visit for a peacemakers’ conference in Bethlehem, I had a chance to see the wall and experience the checkpoints firsthand. While it was heartbreaking to see the collective punishment inflicted on the majority of residents who had nothing to do with the violence of the Intifada and who sincerely desire to live peaceful lives alongside their Israeli neighbors, it was also inspiring to see how many are committed to strictly non-violent means of protest and engagement in the peacemaking process.

Here are a number of images I captured while there…”

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