Jonathan K. Dodson

Author | Christ is All | Pastor

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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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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Chemex Brewing Video

June 9, 2014

Well done, clear, and most of all, made me stop in my tracks and brew a chemex cup of coffee! Chemex Brewing Guide from Sightglass Coffee Roasters on Vimeo.

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Books & Engaging Culture thru Missional Communities

May 28, 2014

I had a nice time with some church leaders in our area this evening. They invited me to talk to them on the topic of cultural engagement. I’ll note the resources I referred to under each heading. The talk unfolded along three lines of thought. What is Culture and Why Care About it? This is a mash up of Ken Meyers and my own Anthropological training. In his insightful book, All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes (its much better than

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