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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
4
Update and Dojo art sale for #FranksFight

Update and Dojo art sale for #FranksFight

“Please continue to keep Frank and his family in your thoughts and prayers and continue supporting #FranksFight and spreading the word!”

Oct
2
How Bruce Lee shaped my ministry (conclusion)

How Bruce Lee shaped my ministry (conclusion)

“A person can practice forms until their drenched in sweat and their muscles are dead. They can hit a heavy bag or makiwara target until their knuckles bleed. But if they never seek to truly engage an opponent in real relationship (be it in training or in competition), they may be able to fool people into thinking they are genuine masters, but they will never be effective at the very thing that martial arts training is supposed to develop. They’ve missed the heart of what it is they started out seeking in the first place.”

Sep
25
Frank’s Fight

Frank’s Fight

“Thanks to everyone from the UG, Twitter, and the MMA community who’s rallied around Frank. Remember, all it takes for something to go viral is for people to simply tweet, share, “like” or repost it.”

#FranksFight

Sep
17
How Bruce Lee shaped my ministry (part 5)

How Bruce Lee shaped my ministry (part 5)

“The answer was to understand, adapt, and apply all that worked from various traditions. In order to do that, one must first have a knowledge of such traditions and be able to discern what is and what is not useful within them. One can’t “go beyond” something one has not first explored in depth.”

Sep
12
How Bruce Lee shaped my ministry (part 4)

How Bruce Lee shaped my ministry (part 4)

“Bruce felt that all physical combat was a living, breathing reality which could never be fully encapsulated through rote memorization of complicated or, as he called it, “flowery, forms or movements. His words regarding traditional styles of martial arts (particularly various Asian martial arts under the broad Kung Fu and Karate umbrellas which at the time relied almost exclusively on prearranged and highly structured forms in training) seem harsh…even mocking at times.”

Sep
10
How Bruce Lee shaped my ministry (part 3)

How Bruce Lee shaped my ministry (part 3)

“In so many arguments or debates between people of opposing views, discussion often gets muddied and conversation often gets derailed due to people’s inability to remain focused on the core of what is at stake. In cultural, political or even theological debates over hot-button issues this tendency is all too easily observed.”

Sep
9
A martial arts milestone: my purple belt in BJJ!

A martial arts milestone: my purple belt in BJJ!

“For many readers unfamiliar with BJJ, the belt levels for adults are white, blue, purple, brown and black. Karel said that for most people, purple is the hardest belt to earn. I won’t know if that’s true for me until I look back from the other side of black belt (one day!), but I do know that in 28+ years of martial arts training and dozens of belts earned in various styles, this is the one that means the most to me BY FAR!”

Sep
6
How Bruce Lee shaped my ministry (part 2)

How Bruce Lee shaped my ministry (part 2)

All truth is God’s truth…and sometimes we find nuggets of truth in the most unlikely places. For some of us, remnants of God’s universal truth has been found through studying the martial arts. For me in particular, a big source of inspiration and even spiritual truth has been found in the writings of the late […]

Sep
4
How Bruce Lee shaped my ministry (part 1)

How Bruce Lee shaped my ministry (part 1)

“In the next few posts I will be looking at some of Bruce Lee’s teachings and discussing the role they have played in my own developing thought–particularly in terms of Biblical/theological studies and Christian discipleship.”

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