Entries by Dan Jones

Gelatinous Goo, Gratitude, and Grace

  I had heard the rumors.   Word on the street was the next shortage we would endure as a result of the on-going pandemic was a lack of jellied cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving.   Now, I can say with a fairly clear conscience that I’m probably not guilty of idolatry when it comes to […]

Some Thoughts on Gratitude

With Share-A-Thon just ended and Thanksgiving just around the corner, it seems that this is a natural and fitting time to reflect on all our blessings with a deep mixture of thanks and praise.   I don’t know if it was just me, or if others noticed it too, but it seemed that there was […]

For Such a Time

    The theme for this year’s Kinship Christian Radio Share-A-Thon is “For Such a Time.” And, of course, that phrase originates with Esther 4:14: “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but […]

What We Can’t Know

One of the common sayings in my family is, “I can’t know.”   It originated many years ago from a child. While most people would say, “I don’t know,” this little innocent more accurately denied not only knowing the answer, but the ability to know the answer.   And so, as of this writing on Wednesday […]

The Indulgent Church

Instead of writing yet another blog about how we Christians should look upon and react to Halloween, how about we use October 31 to consider The Reformation?   As I’m sure the vast majority of you know, the Reformation all started 503 years ago when a German monk named Martin Luther nailed a piece of […]

The Half-a-Donut Church

  Once upon a time, a long, long time ago in a place not unlike Kinship Christian Radioland, there was a wonderful church that held a beautiful Easter Sunday Sunrise Service. After the service, in the church basement of course, they put on an Easter Sunrise Breakfast for anyone and everyone to attend. There would […]

Everything. Yes, Everything.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1   Prior to Genesis 1:1, the material world did not exist. There was nothing.    So, when God created the heavens and the earth, He created everything that is a thing. Nothing that could be seen with the eye, touched with the fingers, […]

Conflict Resolution, First Century Style

A lot of people seem to think this whole Christianity thing means that once you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, everybody gets along with everybody else from there on in and life is nothing but happy thoughts and roses.   If you believe that, I’ll be selling donuts with rainbow sprinkles […]

The Ultimate Joy

There are some topics that we, as Christians, sometimes avoid because they’re just not things we like to think about. One of those topics is obedience. I’ve never sat down with a group of high-minded theologians and had a spirited, animated discussion about obedience where we all walked away pumping our fists and saying, “YEAH! […]

Joyful Obedience

  Kinship Christian Radio Announcer Beth Crosby was sharing some lovely thoughts and songs about obedience on Saturday morning that got me musing about that topic and its course throughout my life.   During my misspent youth, (and I am guessing I am not the Lone Ranger) I thought of obedience to God as something […]