Entries by Dan Jones

When We Mess Up

Show of hands: When you saw the title, how many of you knew I would be writing about Peter?   That’s what I thought. Pretty much all of you.   Yes, when we think about the Apostle Peter, he’s the guy who didn’t get it right. Mr. Impulsive. Impetuous, can’t-seem-to-shut-up-when-he-should Peter. That guy. Pretty much […]

Paul’s Thorn

If you’ve listened to Kinship Christian Radio for any length of time, you’ve probably heard Paul’s “thorn in the flesh” mentioned.    So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me […]

Jesus and Politics

The news on Kinship Christian Radio and really, all the media all over the country, has lately been describing an intensely political time in our nation’s history. The tension right now seems tighter than the A string on a soprano ukulele.   But, before I go off on politics, let me start with a seemingly-unrelated […]

God’s Phone Tree

I hate phone trees.   Wait. Maybe “hate” is too strong a word for a Christian blog.   I abhor phone trees.    I loathe phone trees.   I despise phone trees with the white-hot burning passion of a thousand burning suns. (Yes, I stole that last phrase from an ancient episode of “Cheers.”)   […]

All Things

Okay, so I was all set to sit myself down and write a fiery blog post on how all of your “other” Christians keep messing up Philippians 4:13:   I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (NKJV)   People post this verse all over social media all the time. Hardly a day […]

The Greatest Apologetic Argument Ever Made

A couple of years ago I believe the greatest, most effective apologetic argument ever made in the history of the universe was spoken in my presence.   Which, of course, would lead you to legitimately and understandably ask why I have withheld it from you, my faithful and loyal readers, for lo these many months. […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I have to confess that occasionally (when I am not listening to Kinship Christian Radio) I do enjoy a good Western.    Now, there are lots of Westerns out there, but nothing beats a good “Spaghetti Western.” (So called because most had an Italian director either with dialogue in Italian or dubbed into Italian. Most […]

The Year of the Chicken Bus

Pretty much the entire blogosphere, the media, the neighborhood, the city, the state, the country, the planet, and the entire known universe is very, very happy 2020 is over.   Yes, it’s finally over! HALLELUJAH!  I will rejoice with those who rejoice, but I’m also aware the Spanish Flu of outbreak of 1918 actually lasted […]

Party Time!

One of the greatest tragedies of modern Christianity is its image as being the religion of a bunch of somber, dour, legalists moaning and wailing their way through this life until we finally leave this “veil of tears” and fulfill our eternal destinies of sitting on clouds and playing harps through all eternity.   Frankly, […]

Christmas Freedom

I admit it might seem a bit odd to be writing about freedom this Christmas.   In many ways, we have less freedom this Christmas than many of us have ever had in our lifetimes.  Freedom to gather for worship, to eat in restaurants, even to come together as family are all under some form […]