Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

Pray for Robie

September 30, 2006

Since I left my family on September 15, a tornado of trials touched down in the Dodson household. I write this from Malaysia, eager to get on the plane which departs tomorrow night for Boston. Over the past three weeks Robie’s severe cold turned into walking pneumonia, a biopsy came back as “melanoma suspicious,” and, just yesterday, she was informed that there is a “lemon-sized cist” in her body. In addition, she has been caring for our one-year old son,


Lausanne Younger Leaders Conference in Malaysia

September 26, 2006

The Lausanne Movement is currently hosting an international conference of younger leaders from 110 countries in order to advance the cause of global evangelization. This meeting started on 9/24 and will finish on 10/1. Here is a snapshot from one day of the conference. Personal devotions were followed by breakfast with a South African, American, New Zealander and an Australian. Afterwards, our small group (Australian, American, Tanzanian, Nigerian, German) met for the third time to share our “life lines” and


Return of the Tolkien

September 19, 2006

Houghton Mifflin and Harper Colins have announced the release of a previously unpublished tale by Tolkien called The Children of Hurin, due out next Spring. According to the AP, Christopher Tolkien has spent the past 30 years working on “The Children of Hurin,” an epic tale his father began in 1918 and later abandoned. Excerpts of “The Children of Hurin,” which includes the elves and dwarves of Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” and other works.


In the U.K.

September 18, 2006

I am in historic Cambridge, England today, visiting some good friends, Stephen and Emma Witmer. This picture is taken in front of Trinity College.