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