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Aug
29
A respectful Methodist dialogue on Christian LGBT ethics (Part 2)

A respectful Methodist dialogue on Christian LGBT ethics (Part 2)

Hi Dojo readers! It has been a busy Summer and I have been travelling quite a bit, so I apologize for how long it’s taken for me to respond to Sam’s post. For those who are just joining us, my friend Sam (a United Methodist Pastor in the midwest with whom I have dialogued before […]

Aug
27
Freedom, water, and human dignity (my latest #ArtOfTheDojo project)

Freedom, water, and human dignity (my latest #ArtOfTheDojo project)

Hey Dojo readers, Tomorrow is a BIG day! After a 5 year absence from the sport, my friend Justin “The Big Pygmy” Wren will be returning to MMA competition in the Bellator cage! You may remember Justin from previous posts here in the Dojo… http://jmsmith.org/blog/prayer-with-a-viking/ http://jmsmith.org/blog/fftf/     Justin’s story has caught hold within the […]

Aug
20
Thayer Thursday – Boethius and Jesus

Thayer Thursday – Boethius and Jesus

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.   Two […]

Aug
6
Thayer Thursday – Old Testament God vs. New Testament God?

Thayer Thursday – Old Testament God vs. New Testament God?

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.   An […]

Jul
23
Thayer Thursday – Oil & Dew

Thayer Thursday – Oil & Dew

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. Pastors and […]

Jul
16
Thayer Thursday – How background helps understand a Psalm

Thayer Thursday – How background helps understand a Psalm

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. Last week […]

Jul
8
A respectful Methodist dialogue on Christian LGBT ethics (Part 1)

A respectful Methodist dialogue on Christian LGBT ethics (Part 1)

Hi Dojo readers, A few years ago, I hosted an 8-part dialogue here on the Dojo blog with my friend Sam–a UM Pastor in the midwest–on the issue of same-sex ethics and the church. If you missed that series, I wholeheartedly recommend reading it. It was an excellent and cordial discussion that I was grateful to participate […]

Jun
26
Thayer Thursday – Ancient law, modern law & the Gospel

Thayer Thursday – Ancient law, modern law & the Gospel

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.     […]

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