Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

Missional Halloween & Austin's Wiccan Preistess

October 31, 2008

Stacy M. Weidmann, a Wiccan High-Priestess of Phoenix Moon in Austin. In an interview, she commented that Austin has a culture of open-mindedness and this is why the city claims a high number of Pagans and Wiccans, not to mention Satanists live and practice thier religion in Austin. Read the Probe Center’s article on the nature and presence of occult activity in Austin. Pray for the gospel to advance as you trick or treat tonight with neighbors tonight. Take advantage

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Global Ecclesiology

October 31, 2008

I read a great global introduction to ecclesiology in seminary by Fuller prof Veli-Matti Karkkainen called An Introduction to Ecclesiology: Ecumenical, Historical & Global Perspectives. It really opened my eyes to a generous, global ecclesiology, freeing me from narrow Americanized conceptions of church. It’s a great intro in general but the global perspective is hard to beat. JR Woodward is reviewing this book through a series of posts, so now you can read it through him! I have also picked

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Busyness and Tim Chester

October 31, 2008

Josh points us to some incisive comments and questions by Tim Chester on the topic of busyness. Have you ever been irritated because there was a queue at the supermarket till? Do you regularly work thirty minutes a day longer than your contracted hours? Do you check work emails and phone messages at home? Has anyone ever said to you: ‘I didn’t want to trouble you because I know how busy you are’? Do your family or friends complain about

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Alan Hirsch's New Book: ReJesus

October 30, 2008

My Review of ReJesus. The introduction and first chapter of Michael Frost & Alan Hirsch’s new book, ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church, are now available for download. Some endorsements: “Frost and Hirsch have done it again. Reading ReJesus provoked, frustrated, and ultimately convicted me of my need to live more deeply in the way of Jesus. If you are looking for another book on simply bolstering church as-we-know-it, this is not for you. If you and your

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