Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

Great Book on Community

February 27, 2009

I recently received†Godís New Community by Graham Beynon (left) from my aunt in England. My friend, John Hindley of The Plant recommended it. If you can get a copy of this theologically grounded, gospel-centered, practically rich book, buy it immediately. Don’t let’s size deceive you. God’s New Community is dense with practical theology of the church. Commenting on the absence of mission in Acts 2:42-47, Beynon writes: I think there is a strong hint that it wasn’t so much specific

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City Demographer Speaks to PlantR

February 27, 2009

Ryan Robinson, the City Demographer, spoke to PlantR yesterday. The room was cram-packed with planters who care about the city of Austin. Ryan hit it out of the park! He stimulated fresh thinking about how the gospel can address the brokenness of our city without even uttering the word “Jesus”! Read about it here and get the PP presentation.

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Too Mature for Community?

February 27, 2009

My experience of church is extending well beyond anything I have previously experienced in 28 years as a disciple of Jesus. What’s amazing is that this is not just my experience; it is shared by our church, by my City Group, by our city. And, no doubt, by some of you. Too Mature for Community? The level of authentic confession of sin, persistent belief in the gospel, love for one another, and sharing of life and mission is remarkable. This

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Are We Community-centered Or Gospel-centered?

February 26, 2009

My experience of church is extending well beyond anything I have previously experienced in 28 years as a disciple of Jesus. What’s amazing is that this is not just my experience; it is shared by our church, by my City Group, by our city. And, no doubt, by some of you. Too Mature for Community? The level of authentic confession of sin, persistent belief in the gospel, love for one another, and sharing of life and mission is remarkable. This

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