Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

When Marriage Messes Up

June 28, 2011

What is marriage for? Is marriage a social or cultural convention? Is it a silly obligation intended to “legalize” sex or short-circuit pleasure? Marriage actually has enduring purpose and and points away to deeper pleasure. God created marriage, male and female he created them, as a reflection of his relationship to us (Gen 1:27; 2:18-25; Eph 5). Marriage is by God and for God. Whenever we turn it around—marriage by us and for us—we mess it all up. It backfires.

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June 24, 2011

After writing Fight Clubs: Gospel-Centered Discipleship a couple of years ago, the need for reliable gospel-centered resources on all things discipleship became apparent. While making disciples over the past fifteen years, and training many pastors all over the world, I continue to see and hear the need for more Christ-centered wisdom in discipleship. Various questions arise for which there are few gospel-centered answers, at least in writing. How do I make disciples in a context where people don’t believe in


New Parents – Imagine Your Children

June 17, 2011

The challenges of parenthood begin before the baby is born! The nine months before birth are a microcosm of the liberties and limitations of parenthood. Sonograms, name selection, baby room shopping, morning sickness, loss of time, money, and sleep all transpire in those few months — serving as an introduction to the diverse joys and pains of parenting. Fear sets in early on. Will the baby be born healthy or at all? How will we financially support another person? What


Gospel-Centered Discipleship

June 16, 2011

I continue to be amazed by how popular this little, self-published book is. I am grateful that God is using it in so many lives to cultivate Christ-centered joy and discipleship growth. For a limited time, there is a ONEFIFTY coupon for $150 off 100 books for bulk orders. Order here. Check out and the book, Fight Clubs: gospel-centered discipleship. Learn what a Fight Club is, preview the first two chapters for free, get free Fight Club resources, or