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Apr
8
Christian rapper Shai Linne blasts “Prosperity Gospel”

Christian rapper Shai Linne blasts “Prosperity Gospel”

“I often find myself disagreeing with some of his lyrics, while at the same time marveling at his skill and appreciating his intellectual rigor. His collaborations with FLAME are always excellent and are among my favorite tracks on the album.”

Mar
29
Gay marriage, Open Theism and why The Gospel Coalition turns off so many of us

Gay marriage, Open Theism and why The Gospel Coalition turns off so many of us

“I would urge The Gospel Coalition editors and contributors to make more of an effort to recognize rather than demonize those evangelicals who don’t accept their particular form of classical Reformed theology as fellow evangelicals rather than as “idolaters.”

Jan
16
A loving (hopefully!) word to my ‘Red Letter Christian’ friends

A loving (hopefully!) word to my ‘Red Letter Christian’ friends

“I respect many of those (including good friends!) who run on such circles, and I certainly sympathize with their desire to offer a corrective to unbiblical, rightwing, uber-conservative evangelicalism and the rank nationalism that often infects it, but for the reasons above, I’m afraid I cannot join them in being a self-proclaimed “Red Letter Christian.”

Jan
9
Debating a world famous scholar on Israel

Debating a world famous scholar on Israel

“However, despite our friendship and unity in faith, when it comes to the issue of how we should view the modern Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the historical events surrounding it, Dr. Brown and I have some pronounced areas of disagreement.”

Dec
20
Thayer Thursdays – Five centuries of waiting

Thayer Thursdays – Five centuries of waiting

“Welcome to our 2nd installment of “Thayer Thursdays” here in the back-online-and-virus-free-on-a-new-host-server-Dojo!”

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
19
New article series: Christian urban legends!

New article series: Christian urban legends!

“Each week I’ve been taking a look at various things many people–both Christians and nonChristians–believe about God, the Bible, theology, etc. which are not actually taught in Scripture. Various stories and interpretations of Biblical ideas have crept into the cultural psyche over the centuries, to the point of being uncritically accepted by even the most faithful and sincere followers of Jesus.”

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
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.”

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