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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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Lord, place us in families

Lord, even when we are surrounded by people, we can feel so alone. We feel isolated and cut off from others because no one…

Living My Faith

Weaponizing faith

The Bible uses military language to characterize the good fight of faith. The Holy Spirit issues “swords” and “shields” to us so we can…

Prayer

Two more little prayers

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no…

Bible 101

What happened to Bartholomew?

I was thinking about all of the times I’ve mentioned Peter, Paul, John, or even James in one of these devotions. Then I realized…

Prayer

Two little prayers

“If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us…

Bible 101

Just the crickets

Before summer is over, I hope you can go someplace where all you can hear are the crickets. I’m not talking about crawling around…

Bible 101

The water always wins

I would like to revisit an expression I heard when I was watching coverage of hurricanes Harvey and Irma: “The water always wins.” Meteorologists…

Friends & Family

Before all else fails

I don’t know why this is so hard. But we struggle to build sturdy bridges from our lonely little islands to the lonely little…

Living My Faith

All the wondering isn’t done

I wonder what ethical challenges or unintended consequences may come from artificial intelligence and machines that learn. They are behind innovations like driverless cars,…

Who is God?

A singular gift

God’s gifts come in multiples. Even though one particular star is really important to us, a clear night reveals God made too many to…

Who is God?

Big ideas

Good teachers motivate students with big ideas. They take Bloom’s Taxonomy and its learning domains to heart and usher their students to higher-order thinking…

Friends & Family

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…