This week we finally have James-Michael Smith on the podcast. James is the author of the blog Disciple Dojo and the book, You WANT To Be Left Behind: Essays On The Bible and Popular End Times Teachings, which is the specific reason I invited him on the show.
We had fun, and we covered:
- Matthew 24 and whether a third temple needs to be built in order to fulfill Bible prophecy.
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the different end times views
- And most importantly, why you WANT to be left behind and how those “taken” in the Bible were never raptured or spared terror.
I thoroughly enjoyed today’s discussion and it’s my prayer you will too.
About Our Guest
JM Smith is an Artist / Author / Speaker / Martial Artist / All around Bible Geek
Why the name “Disciple Dojo”?? Anyone who knows him knows that one of his lifelong passions has been studying the martial arts. And the place where martial arts are learned is a Dojo. Discipleship is similar to martial arts training (if you don’t believe me, just ask Paul – he says so himself in his letter to Christians in Corinth [1Cor. 9:26-27]!). We have a Sensei (teacher): Jesus. We have a katana (sword): Scripture.
Therefore, you can think of Disciple Dojo as a virtual Dojo–where students of the Master can sharpen, challenge and encourage one another as we continue becoming more and more like the One whom we serve…minus the Tiger Balm.
James-Michael Smith’s ministry, Disciple Dojo is an inter-denominational discipleship ministry whose purpose is to enrich the soul, equip the Body, engage the culture and encourage everyone to go deeper in their relationship with the Lord, particularly in the area of understanding and applying the teachings of Scripture.
This is accomplished through free online audio/video resources, DVD/CD curriculum, blogs/articles, live speaking/teaching engagements, and the arts (both visual and martial!).
Visit the dojo at http://jmsmith.org.