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Sep
24
Rereading David & Goliath – Part 1: How tall was this giant?

Rereading David & Goliath – Part 1: How tall was this giant?

“…just imagine LeBron James in bronze armor and high-tech weapontry coming at a farm implement-wielding Danny DeVito and you’ll have an idea of the dread the average Israelite solder would’ve felt!”

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 […]

Jun
19
Thayer Thursday – when Paul acts tha’ fool!

Thayer Thursday – when Paul acts tha’ fool!

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. 2 Corinthians […]

May
22
Thayer Thursday – The “heart” of the matter

Thayer Thursday – The “heart” of the matter

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. The Bible […]

Apr
17
Star Wars, George Lucas and…text criticism?

Star Wars, George Lucas and…text criticism?

“As I was watching the video I was struck by this simple idea: What these geeks (I use that term lovingly and as one myself!) are doing is exactly what Biblical text-critical scholars do every day!”

Mar
10
United Methodists and same-sex ethics forum (video)

United Methodists and same-sex ethics forum (video)

“Regardless of your position, if you are interested in the future of Methodism as it pertains to the topic of sexual ethics and inclusiveness, please watch and share this post with your Pastor, District Superintendent, Lay Leaders and Bishop.”

Feb
4
Exodus 3b-4a – Ruth’s Chris Bible Study (video)

Exodus 3b-4a – Ruth’s Chris Bible Study (video)

Hello Dojo readers, This week we picked back up where we last left Moses standing face to face with the Almighty who was in a burning bush (see last week’s video for how that all works out). Now, in the course of the conversation, Moses learns more about this God of his fathers…starting with His […]

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. 🙂

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