Jul 23 2014

Seedbed: Understanding the Fast of Ramadan

In 2014 Ramadan ends on July 28—use this season as an opportunity to learn why Muslims fast and what points of connection you might share with them. Watch this Seven Minute Seminary with Matthew Friedman as he draws parallels between Muslim beliefs and Christianity.

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Jul 23 2014

Begin Again: Joyous Om

A couple weekends ago, I went to World Domination Summit 2014. I participated in “The Great Namaste.” This was a world-record setting yoga chain event. We started the event off with a massive “OM.” An OM is a mantra and mystical sound of sanskrit origin. Over 800 people united with an Om sent out to…

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Jul 23 2014

The Heart Of The Matter: A Family Snapshot

Here is our family in a snapshot taken on a recent beach vacation:There I am on the far left.To my left is our 24-year-old daughter Taylor who graduated from Vanderbilt in 2011 and now lives in Atlanta where she works as an Account Manager in a public …

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Jul 23 2014

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Is Grace Permanent?

  Naked thoughts on 1 Kings 3:5-12:  God asked Solomon (a test?) what he wanted from God. Solomon asked for the wisdom to be a good shepherd and leader. God was proud of him, and graced him with the gift of deep discernment. No one has or h…

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Jul 22 2014

Disciple Dojo - JMSmith.org: The single most effective way I know of to study the Bible in our digital age

“Doing the process I’ve suggested above is the single best way I have personally ever found to grasp the overall context–and thus the overall foundational teaching and “big idea”–of the various books that make up this library we call the Bible.”

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Jul 22 2014

Mercy Not Sacrifice: The only two sides of any human conflict for Christians who love their enemies

We live in a world that loves to draw lines between “us” and “them.” This line-drawing has grown very loud in recent days between supporters of the two sides in the Israel/Gaza conflict. Either it’s God’s chosen people vs. a degenerate race of terrorists or it’s the colonial racist imperialists vs. their oppressed victims. Both [Read More...]

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