Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

Baking for God

August 30, 2011

“…remember that He who created you to be creative gave you the things with which to make beauty and gave you sensitivity to appreciate and respond to His creation. Creativity is His gift to you and the ‘raw materials’ to be put together in various ways are His gift to you as well.” –Edith Schaefer. Baking Creatively How cool is it that God can take a weeping willow tree, giant burning star millions of miles away, rolling green hills, the


What Does Gardening Have to Do with God?

August 29, 2011

This is a guest post by Chris Adams, husband to DeeDee and father to Jude. The Adams host the Eastside City Group in there home every week and throw killer 4th of July parties. When Chis isn’t busy doing all of that he works as a web developer. In 2009 there was a world food crisis leading to the doubling and tripling of grain prices, food shortages, and even riots in some parts of the world. This caused me to wonder, if


What Does Cooking Have to Do with the Gospel?

August 28, 2011

*This is a guest post by Tim Gillen, husband, father, City Group leader and lawyer. Like any good, red-blooded American college student, I was all too familiar with the local Chinese food takeout places. For $5, I could get a Styrofoam container full of fried rice with some kind of fried meat and some barely recognizable vegetable drenched in a brown sauce. I saw Chinese food as a way to eat fried, salty food cheaply. Sammy’s Flipped my World Upside-down That all


City Seminary, PlantR, GCD, & Arts Update!

August 24, 2011

There are so many great things in the works, I thought I would give a bullet list of things to look for this Fall: City Seminary: 2 stellar courses that will fit, inspire, and equip everyone in our church! Registration starts soon! First Micro PlantR: Microconferences & Missional Hubs start this Fall. Don’t miss this Thursday meeting if you’re a local church planter! RSVP for free BBQ lunch! – our launch of this all things GCD site is just