Entries by Dan Jones

Dear Brother or Sister

Dear Brother or Sister,   I’m sorry that we spent so many years not talking to each other.   I’m sorry that, early in your life when I should have been there, I was not. I have an excuse for my behavior, but it doesn’t matter. The fact is, I was wrong.   I’m sorry […]

On Being a Disciple

Okay, this has the potential to be a long, rambling bunny trail with numerous thorny patches, but pull up a chair and I’ll try and be as succinct as possible.   About five years ago, I went on my first mission trip and I fell in love with a whole bunch of people in the […]

A New Year

I’m not against the New Year.   Really, I’m not.   I mean, I guess that celebrating one more rotation around the sun is a fairly good idea, what with all the implications of getting to start over and maybe do better this time, but it’s not like you or I have any control over the […]

Light of the World, Part Two

Just two weeks ago, I posted a blog about Christmas lights and their symbolism of Jesus as the light of the world.  https://kinshipradio.org/home/2019/12/12/light-of-the-world/   Very shortly thereafter, a friend of mine on social media posted a link to a blog titled “Joyful and Triumphant” written by Dave Gipson in which he makes almost exactly the […]

Come and See What God Has Done

My lovely wife and I attended the 12th annual Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Christmas Concert last Saturday night. As always, it was wonderful.   As always, it brought me to tears.   And I cannot help but think about all the people who, at this joyous and glorious time of year, are having a […]

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 […]


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 […]


    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 […]