Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

The Connecting Church

July 26, 2006

If you’re like me (or the fictional Bob and Karen Johnson), genuine community is hard to come by, even in small groups. Ever find yourself frustrated by the low-level of relational connections at church? Have small groups, no matter how small, ever failed to meet your expectations, your need, of community? Have you ever deliberately avoided talking to a neighbor because you felt like you didn’t have time to talk? If so, I encourage you to read two books–Kindgom of

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Augustine and the Beggar, Nacho Libre and Glory

July 18, 2006

St Augustine tells the story of passing by an inebriated beggar on his way to deliver a speech. As, he passed the drunk, he noted that this beggar was making jokes, in great spirits, possessing a joy, albeit temporary, that he himself did not possess. Augustine recollects his feeling of being “dragged along by his unhappiness,” in pursuit of glory, recognition before men as a great orator. The beggar was full of temporary joy and Augustine with persistent worry. Augustine

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Colson, Bono, Kidd and Worship

July 13, 2006

Chuck Colson has a good, brief Breakpoint on Worship this week. Bono and Reggie Kidd weigh in beautifully.

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The Journal of Biblical Counseling (and my first article in print)

July 13, 2006

If you are looking for soul-nourishing, heart-instructing, mind-renewing resources on anything from battling cancer to Accountability groups, the Spring issue of The Journal of Bibilcal Counselingoffer it! The issue opens with John Piper and David Powlison addressing the issue of cancer from thier own current battles in “Dont Waste Your Cancer.” In fact, the JBC and its parent ministry CCEF offer great counseling resources from a Reformed perspective. Yes, and it so happens that this issue also contains my first

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