Entries by Dan Jones

I Was Made for This

  A couple of years ago, while I was on a mission trip to Guatemala, I was in the men’s sleeping quarters to grab my backpack, my five-dollar missionary Bible, and some other essentials to use as our team prepared to go out and bless some people and this quick, impromptu prayer just popped right […]

This is No Time for the Church to Fail

  It seems like every time we hear the news, whether it’s SRN News on Kinship Christian Radio or news from a secular source, it just seems to get worse. Nightly riots in Portland, cops being attacked by organized mobs in Chicago, police cars set on fire, Los Angeles, Richmond, Omaha, Denver, Seattle –the list […]

Women Interrupted: When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan

The title, focus, theme, and plan for the 2020 Kinship Christian Radio Women’s Conference was chosen long, long before anyone had ever heard about COVID-19 or the ensuing global pandemic.   Now, I appreciate a good irony as much as anyone, but having to reschedule and completely re-envision an event called “Women Interrupted: When Life […]

Is This Still Available?

  We know a lot of people who listen to Kinship Christian Radio use Facebook because Facebook tells us how many of you see the things we post on Facebook.   So, I’m sure quite a few of you have experienced Facebook Marketplace, where you can put up for sale pretty much anything from a […]

The Cucumbers Who Don’t Do Anything

  My favorite children’s song ever is, “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything.“   I know, I know… but I love the goofy, childhood humor in the lyrics. And the very concept that the whole song is about pirates who just lie around and don’t do anything is hilarious.    “And I’ve never licked a […]

An Epistle to the Church on Facebook

This letter is from Dan, chosen to be a humble disciple of Christ Jesus,   To God’s Church on Facebook, and to all of His people on social media in all the world.   Grace and peace be to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.   I thank God, maker of […]


I’m guessing most of you who were listening to Kinship Christian Radio last week heard Kinship News Director Jay Rudolph report on the revival that’s breaking out at the site of the George Floyd memorial in Minneapolis.   And for those of you who may have missed the blog I wrote at the beginning of […]


  Some months ago, I read “Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging” by Brennan Manning.   I’ve written about Brennan Manning before, (April 4 of this year) but here’s a refresher in case you forgot: If that name rings a bell but you can’t quite place it, it’s because Brennan Manning also […]


I’m currently reading, “Core 52, A Fifteen-Minute Daily Guide to Build Your Bible IQ in a Year” by Mark E. Moore. It is excellent, and I was particularly struck by last week’s study on The Golden Rule.   Moore says that, hundreds of years before Jesus, Confucius supposedly said, “Do not do to others what […]


              I went to Minneapolis and St. Paul last Thursday to do what I could do to help with all that is going on there.   Because many grocery stores have been destroyed in the violence, some people don’t have a place to buy food, so I helped with […]