Entries by Dan Jones

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 […]


  God does not believe in coincidence.   I have written that before –more than once.   Last Friday night, I sat in a nice, warm dry movie theater and watched yet another excellent Christian film by the Kendrick brothers. It’s well-written, well-produced, well-acted, and just over all very well done.    You and your […]


    One of the most obvious things about the ubiquity and prominence of social media in our culture today is the ease and ability of people to voice their opinions. From a historical perspective, it seems almost inevitable that we would find a way to make it easier and more effective to let our opinions […]

A Beggar in the Presence of a King

      You may have noticed that you did not have a brand-new, glorious, thought-provoking, and/or spiritually encouraging blog post from yours truly last week.    That’s because I was in Itasca County for my annual fishing vacation.    For me, the lakes and big piney woods of northern Minnesota work to recharge, refresh, and bring […]

The Call

        I have been reading and thinking lately about being called.   Paul had a clear call on the road to Damascus when Jesus came to him in a flash of light and asked him why he was persecuting Him.   In 1505, Martin Luther had a bolt of lightning strike the […]


I have just returned from my second MANCAMP.   Yes, it is properly spelled in all caps.   MANCAMP involves men doing manly things at Pinehaven Christian Assembly near Park Rapids, MN. This includes shooting, hiking, biking, motorcycling, golfing, fishing, eating prime rib, enjoying manly fellowship, praying,  praising the LORD, and growing in wisdom and knowledge.  […]

It’s Not About Religion…

..it’s about relationship.   We’ve all seem this meme many times and I certainly do not disagree with it, but lately I have come to believe it is far, far deeper than that.   The book of Ephesians has been on my heart for a long time now.   I wrote about it way back […]

“I’m With the Band.”

              I distinctly remember the day I started listening to Kinship Christian Radio.   I don’t remember the exact year or the day of the week, but I was driving my car, listening to the “Classic Rock” station and they were playing some song I’d heard countless times before […]