Entries by Dan Jones

Radio Fried Chicken

  Just a  couple of years ago, I pulled into my favorite purveyor of gasoline, coffee, ice cream novelties, hot sandwiches, and various convenience items and discovered that they were now selling fried chicken.   That’s right. Fried chicken.      I really like fried chicken. Even more than steak. Or popcorn. Or tacos.   […]

A Week in the Throne Room

      A week in northern Minnesota where the trees are tall and the lakes are deep and clear does something supernatural to the soul.   The grandeur and the majesty of these places seems to call to a particular part of me. There is a peace, a warmth, like being inside some work […]


I’ve been pondering the topic of freedom for some time now and, just before I sat down to write this, Kinship Radio was playing “Freedom” by Jesus Culture. The song is based on 2 Corinthians 3:17   For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (NLT) […]

At the Table of the King

I have just returned from MANCAMP. (And yes, it is properly spelled in all caps.)   MANCAMP is a Friday evening though Sunday morning event held at Pinehaven Christian Assembly on Long Lake just north of Park Rapids, Minnesota.   It’s a beautiful camp in the piney woods next to a gorgeous lake staffed by […]

Theology for the Modern Stone-Age Family

    I woke up in the middle of the night with the distinct impression that I was supposed to write a blog this week about the Flintstones.    That’s right, for some reason I feel compelled to write about the first prime-time cartoon sitcom series in American history — even though one would think […]

Best News Ever: Grace Wins

As I was driving to work Monday morning through the fog, Kinship Radio Announcer Ryan Freed played “Best News Ever” by MercyMe and “Grace Wins” by Matthew West back-to-back. They are both excellent songs in their own right, but together they packed a powerful one-two theological punch.    So many Christians I know struggle with […]

The Empty Bucket

In a recent conversation with some dearly-loved brothers and sisters in Christ, the topic turned to whether going to church filled our cups. Not long into the conversation, I noticed that the terminology had changed and we were no longer talking about what filled our cups, but what filled our buckets.   I’ve also noticed […]

The Church of Eutychus

I believe God is revulsed by boring churches.   At the same time, I think there are very few things indeed that make the enemy of our souls happier than a church full of people who cannot force themselves to stay awake and pay attention.  A nice, warm, safe church where nothing ever happens, where […]

On Resisting Temptation and the Roadkill Hairbrush

Approximately a couple of decades ago, when my daughter was still in elementary school, she came home with a piece of paper indicating that head lice had been discovered among some of her classmates.   The sheet of paper contained a list of actions we should take as a family, including boiling all of our […]

My Jesus

On a recent trip to visit some very dear friends, I had an excellent conversation on the topic of “my.”   My friend mentioned this blog and, in doing so, referred to it as “your blog.”   I respectfully corrected her, saying it was not “my blog” but Kinship Radio’s blog.   She immediately conceded […]