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Jason Nelson

Jason Nelson

Jason had a career as a teacher, counselor, and leader. He has written and spoken extensively on a variety of topics related to the Christian life. He has been a contributing writer for Time of Grace since 2010. Jason lives with his wife, Nancy, in Wisconsin.

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Life’s Challenges

Grudges are stubborn things

Pastor asked us in Bible class, “Which is easier for you—forgiving other people or forgiving yourself?” I held back this time and was surprised…

Living My Faith

Bloom where you’re transplanted

“Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if…

Social Issues

America is an idea

“So the land had peace” (Judges 3:11). America is an idea that can be traced back to England and John Locke’s “Second Treatise on…

Life’s Challenges

A nation of laws

God decreed that good governments should be built upon the right kinds of laws. Not just any old laws, but the right kinds of…

Who is God?

Let’s talk eagles

The inspiring symbol of so many things was on the verge of extinction. In 1963 there were just four hundred nesting pairs of bald…

Living My Faith

Correctness isn’t political

We should be able to speak our truth in a free society. So should other people. But it’s a rotten lie to suggest belittling…

Who is God?

Summer storm

Have you been on a big lake when a storm rolls in? Dark clouds gather in the distance, and the distance creeps closer and…

Life’s Challenges

Whose world is ending?

I knew some wannabe prophets who predicted the end of the world would come in their lifetimes. But they’re gone now. They saw things…

Who is God?

Light becomes hope

When darkness was so thick you could wear it, God had an idea. “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3). In a flash, he knew…

Living My Faith

Im-pul-sive

Sometimes we make decisions and ask, “What was I thinking?” after the fact. Ready. Fire. Aim. That can leave us filled with regret or…

Living My Faith

Above the crowd

“Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus. . . . He wanted to see who…

Living My Faith

Then they came for me

Martin Niemöller was a Lutheran pastor in Nazi Germany. He eventually found the courage to publicly oppose Adolph Hitler. As a result, he spent…