Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

The Consequences of Dislocation

March 17, 2014

In our first year of marriage, it was not uncommon to find me steadily peering down toward my lap whenever we had guests at the dinner table. I had to be prepared. If the conversation remained superficial or became dull, I would discreetly turn my eyes from our guests, and to my wife’s horror, begin reading the book of choice, placed carefully in my lap. I was present but absent. Everywhere but Nowhere This is, perhaps, an apropos description of

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Why “Unchurched” is Unhelpful

February 19, 2014

According to statistics, there are a lot of “unchurched” people in the U.S. No county in the US has registered a greater percentage of church persons over the past decade. Church attendance has declined over the past few years by 10%, and the US is the only continent where Christianity is not growing. People aren’t going to church like they used to. So, we refer to them as “unchurched.” What Does “Unchurched” Really Mean? Over ten years ago, Robert Fuller

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Enthralling 7 minute Broken Bells Movie

October 29, 2013

Fascinating isn’t it? This is Part 1, entitled: “The Angel and the Fool.” How often we are distracted by shiny things, which draw us away from our one, true love! It took so long to find her, but we let her go, far too easily enamored with lesser, and more dangerous objects. Curious to see where the film series goes. What an example of great culture-making, all to promote a new album! Christians have even better news to promote, but

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The Fundamental Mistake of Questioning God

October 15, 2013

We think that God is an object about which we have questions. We are curious about God. We make inquiries about God. We read books about God. We get into late-night bull sessions about God. We drop into church from time to time to see what is going on with God. We indulge in an occasional sunset of symphony to cultivate a feeling of reverence for God. But that is not the reality of our lives with God. Long before

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