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Mar
6
Gen.19 – A whole ‘Lot’ of judgment AND mercy

Gen.19 – A whole ‘Lot’ of judgment AND mercy

“The story of the destruction of Sodom is well-known…but not often well-studied. There are a number of elements from it that have entered the general cultural awareness. However, the account itself reveals far more about the character of God, as well as Lot and the people of the Cities of the Plain.”

Feb
19
Genesis 17 – Circumcision a laughing matter? (video)

Genesis 17 – Circumcision a laughing matter? (video)

Here’s today’s session for those who couldn’t be there in person. Today we looked at God’s reaffirmation of the Covenant he made with Abram (who gets a new name in this chapter) back in Gen.15. It’s been about 15 years or so since the beginning of ch.16’s events. Abram is 99 years old. Sarai is […]

Feb
12
Genesis 16’s Biblical Baby-Mama drama (video)

Genesis 16’s Biblical Baby-Mama drama (video)

Hi Dojo readers, On Tuesday we looked at the events of Genesis 16 involving Abram, Sarai and an Egyptian named Hagar. We also met the mysterious “Angel of the LORD” for the first time. Despite the snowy weather, we had a good crowd and, as always, great food thanks to Ruth’s Chris on Fairview!

Feb
5
Gen.15 – Smoke, Fire…and a weird, bloody ritual

Gen.15 – Smoke, Fire…and a weird, bloody ritual

Hi Dojo readers, Here is today’s study of Genesis 15 from our weekly lunchtime Bible study at Ruth’s Chris on Fairview. This foundational chapter in the Bible contains some bizarre imagery. However, once we understand its significance within the world of the ancient Near East, the implications for how we read the rest of the […]

Jan
30
Abram’s “samurai” raid & Melchizedek (Gen. 14 video study)

Abram’s “samurai” raid & Melchizedek (Gen. 14 video study)

“Did you know Abram wasn’t simply a meek, octogenarian shepherd as he’s often portrayed? Rather, he was a highly-influential statesman with an army of over three hundred experienced trained fighters who were able to route an entire international coalition of ancient Near East kings’ armies!”

Jan
22
Abram, Lot & the Land (Tues. Bible Study – Gen.13)

Abram, Lot & the Land (Tues. Bible Study – Gen.13)

“This week we began our journey through the heart of the book of Genesis by meeting Abram in ch.12 and the promise God made to Him and the ramifications it has for understanding the entire rest of the Bible.”

Jan
16
Thayer Thursday – Luke’s context of parables

Thayer Thursday – Luke’s context of parables

“Luke’s telling of these stories of Jesus in this order is not random or a coincidence. In telling them this way he is bringing to a head the conflict Jesus is having with the Pharisees and proclaiming that their rejection of Him and His work amongst the “tax collectors and sinners” is nothing less than the rejection of God’s plan of redemption from exile.”

Jan
15
Our Ruth’s Chris Bible study is now online! (video)

Our Ruth’s Chris Bible study is now online! (video)

Hi Dojo readers! I’m really excited to share this new resource with Disciple Dojo’s online community! Every Tuesday from 12-1pm I lead a lunchtime Bible study at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse here in Charlotte. The owner is a good friend of mine and a supporter who graciously provides a place for us to meet as well […]

Jan
9
Thayer Thursday – Pharisee irony

Thayer Thursday – Pharisee irony

“God’s deliverance is being enacted in front of them – yet they are so focused on trying to bring about that deliverance through their actions that they miss it.”

Dec
19
Thayer Thursday – Biblical ‘fulfillment’ and the virgin birth

Thayer Thursday – Biblical ‘fulfillment’ and the virgin birth

“Matthew sees in Jesus the filling fully of Israel’s past. By rooting Jesus in these Old Testament happenings, Matthew shows how Jesus fills fully, or brings to a full completion the story of Israel. He shows his readers that the stories of the Old Testament were echoes or shadows of what was to come.”

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