Entries by Dan Jones

Light of the World

      People love Christmas lights.   Even the most hard-core Grinch, even the Scroogiest Scrooge can’t help but appreciate the beauty of all the multicolored lights on homes, businesses, churches, trees, bushes, fences, and virtually anything on which a light can be hung.   And, I will grant you that many of these […]

That Christmas Spirit

Listening to Allen Jones on Kinship Christian Radio the week before Thanksgiving was like… like a writer struggling to come up with words to describe a junkie anticipating his next fix without offending the junkie.   Now, before I irreparably offend Allen, let me be clear that I am NOT in any way talking about […]

Praisegiving

The Sea of Galilee, taken from the Mount of Beatitudes. (Photo by author.)   There have only been a few times in my life when I got a glimpse of the real magnitude of the love of God.   The first one was when I was maybe nine years old. I don’t remember if it […]

Godtown

    For regular readers of this blog, you may remember that I went on a trip to Israel last May with about 30 other people. Three of those people were affiliated with a ministry called, “Godtown.”   That’s a pretty interesting name for a ministry and I was, of course, intrigued.   They also […]

Answers. Light. Hope!

  It is once again time for Kinship Christian Radio’s Share-A-Thon!      It’s a glorious, wonderful, amazing, and very busy time for the staff of Kinship Christian Radio.    Of course, I very much enjoy the various food-related events associated with Share-A-Thin… (Oops. I think that was a wishful-thinking Freudian typo just there.)    As I was […]

Ask

A dear sister in Christ recently showed me something in Scripture I had not noticed before.   Luke 11 begins with one of the disciples asking Jesus to teach all of them to pray and from this, Jesus teaches them the Lord’s Prayer. He continues to teach about prayer, emphasizing persistence in prayer and assuring them […]

Even When the Rains Come

  About a year ago, I joined a mission team that ventured to a small town in southeast Texas called Vidor to help fix homes damaged by the 60 inches of rain dumped on them by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. ( See “Kin” in the blog archive.)   About a month ago, tropical depression Imelda […]

How to Develop Biblical Decision-Making Skills

You know how sometimes things in the Bible just keep coming up in your life?   Well, for me, I keep bumping into this concept in the Bible of casting lots.   This goes way back to Exodus where God has told Moses (in great and specific detail) how to construct the tabernacle and all its […]

Grace Wins

  We’ve all heard the news: Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was convicted of murder in the death of Botham Jean.   The trial lasted a week.   The jury deliberated less than a day.   And in that time, the media coverage was relentless.   There was outrage and their were protests.   And […]

What Good is the Church?

    A dear pastor friend of mine recently posted that question on his blog.   The moment I saw it, I knew I needed to write about it, not because I have somehow been called by God to defend His Church, but that I could have the answer to that question in my own […]