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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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Be with him

There is nothing more important in relationships than spending time together. Too much time apart eventually dissolves closeness because relationships aren’t  frozen at the…

Social Issues

Where the separation ends

In the Bible, God told us government and the church are both his agents. They are the only institutions he ordained to exist. He…

Living My Faith

Truth will triumph

What happens in Vegas might stay in Vegas, but everywhere else I think the truth will come out. It is a lesson of history….

Living My Faith

The memo from Jesus

Did you get the memo from Jesus? “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble” (James 4:6). Read any stretch of the…

Social Issues

Topics or issues

We can spend lots of time going back and forth on hot button topics but avoid talking about the underlying issues that heat up…

Life’s Challenges

A perfectly good faith

“To the faithful you show yourself faithful” (Psalm 18:25). When I was counseling Christian teenagers, some troubling concerns brought them to my office. Concerns…

Living My Faith

There is no grace fatigue

Sometimes consuming religious material is like eating a bowl of Wheat flakes. You know it’s good for you, but there is no snap, crackle,…

Bible 101

Not lost in translation

I consulted with a group of Christians in the former East Germany shortly after the Berlin Wall came down. Democracy was beginning to take…

Living My Faith

Patience

My pastor said in a sermon, “Patience is going at someone else’s speed.” Wow! That is profound. I never heard that before. I was…

Living My Faith

A little respect for teachers

Here’s a shout-out to the women and men of my chosen profession. They generally don’t sing their own praises. Society takes them for granted…

Living My Faith

Hope du jour

The Bible shows us that our spiritual capacities are not one dimensional. The assets born in us when the Holy Spirit engages with our…

Living My Faith

Fame is fleeting

I had some time, so I made a list of famous people I’ve met. When I say “met,” I am using the term loosely….