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

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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

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3 Gems for Elder/Pastors

October 5, 2013

Whether you are flourishing or struggling as an elder or pastor in your church, you need a dose of these vitamins from Jared Wilson’s The Pastors Justification. And even if you aren’t a pastor, these quotes carry wisdom for everyday Christian character. If you are a loudmouth boaster, your church will gradually become known for boasting. If you are a graceless idiot, your church will eventually become known for graceless idiocy. The leadership will set the tone of the church’s

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Books I’m Currently Using in Ministry

October 1, 2013

Here are a few books I am using in ministry this Fall. They are all good books but the * indicates an exceptional book: Hermeneutics Class Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church How to Read the Bible for All it’s Worth How to Read the Bible as Literature Preaching Imagining the Kingdom* Readers Greek New Testament** James James* Elder Training The Ministry of the Spirit-filled Church The Pastors Justification Gospel Eldership Discipleship Overcoming Sin & Temptation*  

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