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Oct
12

Was the Jesus story based on older pagan mythologies?

“Christianity is just a copy of older pagan religions! Jesus is just Mithra/Horus/Dionysus version 2.0 that Christians copied as the Gospels!” I’ve heard this claim many times, and I imagine you have too, Dojo readers. If you watched the Bill Maher documentary “Religulous” or the internet film “Zeitgeist” then you’re quite familiar with this claim. Usually, […]

Aug
18
Rachel Held Evans and a Complementarian Conundrum

Rachel Held Evans and a Complementarian Conundrum

Hi Dojo readers, I came across this image a friend shared on Facebook this afternoon of a Twitter exchange between ex-evangelical blogger Rachel Held Evans, LifeWay head Ed Stetzer and Darrin Patrick (with whom I’m not familiar)… The comment that accompanied the post said, “Somebody call the burn center. We’ve got a third-degree here.” The implication being […]

Mar
22
Why does God hate pork and shrimp? (Understanding OT food laws)

Why does God hate pork and shrimp? (Understanding OT food laws)

Hi Dojo readers, As you may or may not know, one of the primary ministries of Disciple Dojo is our weekly #RuthsChrisBibleStudy that I have been leading here in Charlotte for about 3 years now. We began in Genesis 1 and have taught through both Genesis and Exodus chapter by chapter (most of which are […]

Mar
21
Do we know if Jesus actually existed in history?

Do we know if Jesus actually existed in history?

Hi Dojo readers, While working on a drawing last week, I was listening to “The Fighter and the Kid“, a very popular MMA/comedy podcast, and the hosts were discussing a celebrity who had compared himself in importance to Jesus. Now the podcast is definitely NOT Christian (in fact, the language is exceedingly R-rated at times, so listener be […]

Feb
25
Healthy Conversations on Human Sexuality and the Church

Healthy Conversations on Human Sexuality and the Church

Hi Dojo readers, It’s been a busy month getting our #Refugee-Jitsu program up and running, and things are going great so far! But I wanted to share another recent opportunity I had that was equally rewarding, but quite different than teaching Jiujitsu! 🙂 I was invited to participate in an excellent and honest dialogue here […]

Nov
9
The Book of Genesis in 11 minutes and 18 seconds!

The Book of Genesis in 11 minutes and 18 seconds!

Hi Dojo readers, Most of you know that I believe the best way to teach and learn the Bible is NOT through memory verses or reading isolated stories or passages from it. Rather, it’s through first putting the “edges of the puzzle” together (see Bible For the Rest of Us if you don’t get that […]

Oct
29
Thayer Thursday – Bible translation changes

Thayer Thursday – Bible translation changes

“It’s actually a good thing for us to see that translations are willing to make corrections or changes as they learn more about the language and texts and as their audience’s language naturally morphs. That way we understand better what was originally intended when books of the Bible, such as Psalms, were written.”

Oct
19
Rereading David & Goliath – Part 4: What difference does any of this make??

Rereading David & Goliath – Part 4: What difference does any of this make??

“So the final question that we should probably address is…what difference does any of this make in reading the actual story??”

Oct
8
Rereading David & Goliath – Part 3: What actually killed Goliath?

Rereading David & Goliath – Part 3: What actually killed Goliath?

“If you were to ask 10 people “how did David kill Goliath?”, I’m willing to bet that 10 out of the 10 would say “with a rock to the forehead!”

Sep
30
Rereading David & Goliath – Part 2: Where did the sling-stone hit?

Rereading David & Goliath – Part 2: Where did the sling-stone hit?

Click HERE for part 1 In addition to how tall he was, we are also told that Goliath was well-equipped with the latest hi-tech gear when he strode out to face the armies of Saul… “…on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back.”  1 Samuel 17:6 What […]

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