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Nov
22
“Black Money” and Old Testament Law

“Black Money” and Old Testament Law

Hi Dojo readers, As many of you know, I recently returned from my 4th teaching trip in India. You can see a few pics, as well as some of the reasons we go there each year over on my Senior Pastor Talbot Davis’ blog (which you should follow if you don’t already). This year was different […]

Jul
7
Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Impreccatory Psalms and the need for Lament

Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Impreccatory Psalms and the need for Lament

Yesterday after an amazing few days of birthday celebration (both mine and America’s), I saw a video pop up on my Facebook feed…and I wish I could unsee it. It was the video over the shoulder of the police officer in Baton Rouge who shot a man named Alton Sterling multiple times in the chest […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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