Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

Pew Foundation: How do you Rate Your Commmunity?

January 30, 2009

A new national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project finds that nearly half (46%) of the public would rather live in a different type of community from the one they’re living in now — a sentiment that is most prevalent among city dwellers. When asked about specific metropolitan areas where they would like to live, respondents rank Denver, San Diego and Seattle at the top of a list of 30 cities, and Detroit, Cleveland and

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What is Gospel-centered?

January 30, 2009

I do not simply mean by ‘gospel-centered’ that ministry is to be doctrinally orthodox. Of course it must certainly be that. I am speaking more specifically. (1.) The gospel is “I am accepted through Christ, therefore I obey” while every other religion operates on the principle of “I obey, therefore I am accepted.” (2.) Martin Luther’s fundamental insight was that this latter principle, the principle of ‘religion’ is the deep default mode of the human heart. The heart continues to

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My New Article on the Church

January 30, 2009

Resurgence is running a two-part article on the church: In trying to communicate the church as community to my two-year-old son, I have changed the way I talk about church. Instead of telling him that we are going to church, I tell him that we are going to be with the church, to sing and eat with them. Once Christians repent of reducing church to buildings and programs and begin to cherish the people God has given them to live

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