Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

The Power of a Well Spoken Word (video)

December 23, 2013

Defining Moments: Jeff Arthurs from Gordon Conwell on Vimeo. From Dr. Jeff Arthurs, author of Devote Yourself to the Public Reading of Scripture: The Transforming Power of the Well Spoken Word


Reading on the Incarnation

December 6, 2013

Working through our Coming of God series for Advent, I’ve been reading a number of books on the incarnation. Two books, in particular, have been scintillating, along with an essay by Princeton theologian Robert Jensen. Man Christ Jesus: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ (Bruce Ware) This short, accessible book has a lovely cover design and thought provoking reflections on incarnation. I found chapter two, on the role of the Spirit in the life of Christ, especially enjoyable. While


Did God Really Become a Baby?

December 5, 2013

Advent season offers a unique opportunity to reflect on one of the most fascinating claims about Jesus–his incarnation. Depending on your vantage point, the incarnation may sound like a fantastic fairy tale, a mind-blowing reality, a comforting truth, or uninteresting doctrine. I find it both outlandish and profound. God becoming a baby? Really? How absurd. What would compel God to do that? How is it possible? And if he did come, why not come as an adult and skip the


Say Something Worth Believing (New Book in 2014) + Coverart

November 6, 2013

  Too many people find the gospel unbelievable because of the incredible ways we communicate it: Name-dropping Jesus at work to feel good about your Christian duty Arguing about political issues as essentially Christian Recruiting people to your church and not to Jesus Regurgitating information about the death of a first century Jewish messiah without taking the time to love and know others. Our gospel communication is often dry doctrinal communication, devout of love or any real understanding about a