Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

We Must Join Judas Before We Join Jesus

April 22, 2011

Last night, on the eve of Jesus death, I found myself listening to Judas’ betrayal of Jesus. In the Dublin ’93 performance of “Until the End of the World,” Bono screams just before the song: “Judas, Come Out!” The song is a lyrical reflection on Judas’ betrayal of Jesus. It depicts the striking juxtaposition of intimacy and bitter betrayal in the Upper Room: We were as close together as a bride and groom We ate the food, we drank the

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GCM Conference 2011

April 22, 2011

The GCM Collective Conference for 2011 will be September 14-16. The new website is live and you can EARLY BIRD register right now. Its theologically grounded and practically focused–rare–Gonna be great! More Info You will get to hear from, meet and interact with leaders who are daily practitioners, living in gospel communities on mission in their cities. This is a unique experience that will present the why, what and how-to of starting, leading and multiplying missional communities. Interactive plenary sessions,

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Reflections on Rosamund

April 19, 2011

Rosamund was born just 24 hours ago. She carries her grandmother’s name and her mother’s beauty. A gangly twenty-one inches lined with almost eight pounds, she wraps up nicely, staring at us with steely blue eyes or crying with them shut through the night. She has not started our rhythms. She fumbles around, helpless apart from those who care for her, particularly her mother, who continues to fill her with life. As our third child, I guess this could all

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Diary of a Church Planter (Pt 6)

April 11, 2011

This series is taken from my personal diary during the first couple of years of church planting. The entries range from painfully raw to joyfully visionary. I hope they bring encouragement to anyone who reads them, especially church planters. Austin, Texas August 24, 2007 We are away from the kids for the first time since our U Haul move from Boston to Austin in November 2006. My parents graciously paid for a trip to San Francisco, where we are on

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