Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

How (Not) to Be Secular [video]

July 10, 2014

This is a fascinating account of our present secular experience that resonates, clarifies, and inspires.

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Believe Me! – This is a Great Movie

June 25, 2014

BELIEVE ME is the film a lot of people have been waiting for. Part satire, part substance, part laugh your head off humor (can you say Ron Swanson or Christopher MacDonald, aka “Shooter McGavin”?), Believe Me does what many films have tried to do with Christian subculture, and the gospel message, and have failed. Believe Me succeeds, in flying colors. The dialog is excellent. Stephen Jones calls the humor “comedic perfection.” The cinematography isn’t just industry standard, it takes some creative

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Interesting Books I’m Reading this Month

June 16, 2014

Summer lists are rolling out, so I thought I’d throw out some titles I’m enjoying this month. Last week, I posted books on 1 Corinthians, so I won’t relist those here. Original Sin This is a cultural history of human nature, not humanity’s first sin, as Alan Jacobs emphasizes. It’s a fascinating read. So far he’s culling from Greek mythology, Bibilcal stories, anthropological case studies, and theology. Sabbath as Resistance Americans can’t read and reflect enough on the sabbath. Once

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How to Be a Good Dad (& What to Do with a Bad Dad)

June 15, 2014

Father’s Day–some are grateful it’s just one day. There are many fathers who have heaped unbearable burdens upon their children with unrealistic demands. To you, this day reminds you of failure, not measuring up, not being who Dad wanted you to be. For others, Dad subtracted meaning from your life. Your Dad just cut out on you, left Mom for another woman, a career mistress, or never entered your life at all. How do you respond to your father while edging out

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