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Dec
6
Thayer Thursdays – Nicknames

Thayer Thursdays – Nicknames

“Our names in 21st century Western culture don’t usually mean all that much. When we hear the words “John, Jane, Wendy, or Fred,” they don’t carry any meaning in themselves. Only when we picture somebody in association with that name does the word have any true significance. However, during the time of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob it was just the opposite.”

Dec
5
Introducing “Thayer Thursdays” in the Dojo!

Introducing “Thayer Thursdays” in the Dojo!

“I’ve invited my friend (and successor!), Chris Thayer, to be a contributor each week. Chris is a gifted Bible teacher and has a heart for helping people go deeper in community, both with one another, as well as with God–particularly through the study of Scripture.”

Nov
24
It’s not about “dead Jews” – a response to a friend on Israel and Gaza

It’s not about “dead Jews” – a response to a friend on Israel and Gaza

“Is it really the case that the world should stand shoulder-to-shoulder in solidarity with the government that has helped bring about so much suffering and injustice among a huge segment of the population without voicing honest and pointed criticism when that government’s actions help pave the way for such tragedy?”

Nov
18
Gaza, Israel and the truth

Gaza, Israel and the truth

“Yesterday I saw two Facebook posts on friends’ timelines that illustrate that the war in Gaza is not just about bombs, rockets, bullets and land…it’s also a war of ideas.”

Nov
14

A “Texas Rich Stylish Baptism”??

“My first thought was that this represents everything wrong with American “Christendom” and that it is so contrary to what we see in the pages of the New Testament and the history of the early church.”

Nov
7
A little post-election reflection

A little post-election reflection

“For many people who were not thrilled at the choice of either Romney or Obama, it seemed that this election wasn’t as much about issues as about personalities and posturing…”

Oct
25
“Walk the bear!”

“Walk the bear!”

“About 8 years ago I spent some time in Romania in English camps. We spent about a month there, helping college students learn English by being conversation partners with them. Because we spent so long there, I learned some Romanian. One of the phrases I still remember to this day (pronounced phonetically) is “Plimboe Orrsue.” Literally translated, this phrase means “Walk the Bear.”

Oct
23
How to find a good martial arts school (for yourself or your child!)

How to find a good martial arts school (for yourself or your child!)

“This is a great question that many, many martial artists have addressed in much more detail; I’m not claiming to be the expert by any means. However, with 28 years of martial arts experience in a number of different styles and disciplines, I think I can give some helpful pointers to people who may be asking this question.”

Oct
16
My latest eBook is out now…and it’s under a buck!

My latest eBook is out now…and it’s under a buck!

This is the first in the “Dojo Discussions” series of ebooks we will be publishing. So stay tuned for more titles in the series and please share this with as many people as you can.

Oct
8
Should Columbus Day be a holiday?

Should Columbus Day be a holiday?

“In thinking about Columbus Day today, I came across the following notes from a book that I admit I have not yet read, but which seem to express very well why I don’t find much to celebrate when it comes to Christopher Colombus…”

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