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May
23
Gay Marriage vs. Religious Freedom: A proposed solution (part 1)

Gay Marriage vs. Religious Freedom: A proposed solution (part 1)

“we decided that it would be good if we were able to put forth a solution to this debate–to introduce something people can be FOR rather than simpy what they are AGAINST.”

May
18
A FIGHT that actually matters!

A FIGHT that actually matters!

Hi Dojo readers, I wanted to let you know about an AMAZING story involving my friend, and former UFC Heavyweight fighter, Justin “The Viking” Wren. You may remember Justin from season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter. At the time of the above photo, Justin was a drug addicted alcoholic with no sense of direction or […]

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
20
Thayer Thursday – Questions

Thayer Thursday – Questions

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. ————- It’s […]

Jan
28
Exodus 3 – Ruth’s Chris Bible Study (video)

Exodus 3 – Ruth’s Chris Bible Study (video)

Hi Dojo readers, Today at our Tuesday Ruth’s Chris Lunchtime Bible Study we looked at Exodus 3 and the call of Moses. After 40 years of shepherding in obscurity in Midian (what is today northwest Saudi Arabia), Moses has a face to face  encounter with the the God of his people. We’re introduced to the […]

Jan
22
Thayer Thursday – Being part of the miracle

Thayer Thursday – Being part of the miracle

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. When Jesus […]

Jan
21
Exodus 2 – Ruth’s Chris Bible Study (video)

Exodus 2 – Ruth’s Chris Bible Study (video)

Hi Dojo readers, Today we continued our study through the book of Exodus at our weekly lunchtime Bible study at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse here in Charlotte. This week we come to the birth story of Moses. Once again, it is the women who play a prominent role in God’s unfolding plan of salvation. We also […]

Jan
14
Exodus 1 – God IS King! (video)

Exodus 1 – God IS King! (video)

Hi Dojo readers! Today we started back up with our Tuesday lunchtime Bible study at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (the Fairview location near South Park Mall here in Charlotte, for those who are local!). It’s a new year and a new book–Exodus! About 10 years ago I taught through the book of Exodus in a home small group […]

Jan
12

Why you WANT to be ‘Left Behind’ (podcast)

Hey Dojo readers, At the end of 2014 I did a podcast with a minister friend who’s a missionary in Lima, Peru. Check out his site and our discussion about a number of things related to popular end-times teachings that many Christians have been misled into believing and promulgated far and wide over the past […]

Jan
9
A black Christian’s experience and reflections on racial tensions

A black Christian’s experience and reflections on racial tensions

Hi Dojo readers, In response to the Examiner post I wrote at the end of last year (Ferguson, justice and a suggestion for white Christians), I invited a number of my African-American friends to share their honest thoughts as to what they most wanted their white brothers and sisters to hear and to consider. One of […]

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