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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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Living My Faith

Submission mode

“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5:21). Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I have an announcement to make. We’re…

Social Issues

Millenials are people too

To all of you who graduated high school since 2000, on behalf of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers everywhere, I want to apologize for…

Living My Faith

It’s personal this time

“You are to give him the name Jesus” (Matthew 1:21). It took a while for me to be comfortable calling him by his first…

Friends & Family

Cabin fever

Winter in the north is hard on machinery and people. Winter stops being crisp really fast. Ice-cold things grind slowly if they grind at…

Friends & Family

Thanksgiving memoir

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of…

Living My Faith

Cumulative effect

I was cleaning out some files and read things I wrote decades ago. Yikes! I would never say stuff like that today. I reiterated…

Life’s Challenges

The existential question

I’m going out on a limb, and I’d like to take you with me. I think it’s time we shed the worn-out exoskeletons of…

Living My Faith

Waiting on us

God must fold his everlasting arms across his chest and lean against a pearly fence post just waiting for us to try. We have…

Who is God?

On being the favorite

One of the nicest things anyone ever said about me was that I was the favorite. We don’t hear that very often, and it’s…

Living My Faith

They use Jesus against us

Maybe Jesus was having a bad day when he told a story where the hero was a dishonest manager. Maybe he felt discouraged by…

Living My Faith

Unstoppable

Let’s say you’re a contestant on Jeopardy. One of the categories is “The Bible.” Right in your wheelhouse. When it’s your turn, you get…

Life’s Challenges

What are we for?

We Christians often state what we’re against. That way of arguing is called polemics. It’s taking others down by picking apart their belief systems….