Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

Was the Conclusion to Harry Potter Satisfying? (Pt 1)

July 28, 2011

Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows (Pt 2) provoked more reflection than I would have ever expected. After viewing it (Alamo Draft House) last night, my wife and I discussed the ending all the way home. So, [spoiler alert] for those that haven’t seen it and hope to. The Ending Is Not What You Want The Harry Potter series concludes in a way that is counter-intuitive. There is no grand vanquishing of evil, no triumph that, without a doubt, secures peace,

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25 Ways to Engage Your Neighbors

July 23, 2011

Guest post by Josh Reeves, who is planting Redeemer Church in Round Rock, Tx. Recently I made a list of 100 ways to engage your neighborhood. I have found that it is often helpful to have practical ideas to start engaging the people around me in order to be a better neighbor. Most of the things on this list are normal, everyday things that many people are already doing. The hope is that we would do these things with Gospel

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Verge Video on 5 Key Missional Questions

July 21, 2011

Verge posted a video interview with me today. In this video I answer questions like: Who are you? Is the Gospel dangerous? What does risk look like in following Jesus? How are we called and equipped for the risk that comes with mission? How does entertainment prohibit mission? How does the gospel compel risky mission?   I wrote a follow up article to work out the idea of a “Dangerous Gospel.”

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Movements That Change the World

July 21, 2011

Book Review: Movements That Change the World by Steve Addison This guest review is by Josh Reeves, who is planting a church in Round Rock, TX in partnership with Austin City Life. Overview In this short 128 page book Addison lays out five keys to spreading the Gospel. Overall Addison does a good job of keeping the language accessible to everyday readers, while also pointing those who would desire a deeper treatment of certain topics to a nice selection of

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