Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

Reading as Resistance

July 21, 2015

I couldn’t have done it without him. A lot was going on at the time, difficulty in work, rumors circulating, and personal trial, but he helped me through it. Under his influence, I slowed down in a demanding season. One particular afternoon is dyed into my memory. I drove to my local coffeeshop and got the usual, cappuccino. The expresso is rich and smooth. Some coffeeshops use too much milk and water down the espresso but not here. It takes time to make


Is it Inauthentic to Read the Bible & Pray When We Don’t Feel Like It?

June 23, 2015

Is reading the Bible or praying when you don’t feel like it kind of fake? Shouldn’t we wait till we have true feelings to be close to God? Shouldn’t it be authentic? Values Trump Feelings Consider what would happen if we applied the same logic to everything else in life. If I only stayed true to my wife when I felt like it, I would have blown our marriage by now. In fact, we often do things we don’t feel like doing: going to work, disciplining


Understanding the Abandonment of Christ

April 3, 2015

This quotation from Jurgen Moltmann brought me fresh appreciation for what Christ experienced on our behalf at the cross: Not until we understand his abandonment by the God and Father, whose imminence and closeness he had proclaimed in a unique, gracious and festive way, can we understand what was distinctive about his death. Just as there was a unique fellowship with God in his life and preaching, so in his death there was a unique abandonment by God. – Moltmann, The Crucified God,


2 Pieces of Digital Art

November 22, 2014

I’d like to share some great artwork done by some men in our church. 1) This video was done by Josef Solc who works for Moving Works (they did our Raised? video for 2) The design at the end was created by Jeremiah Chaney who works for DSN x FMG.     *I’ll be sharing some video work by Brian Simpson soon, who co-founded DSN x FMG and does great work you can see here