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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.

Living My Faith

It’s all in the attitude

There are three outlooks on life I know don’t work.  Clinging to the past (because there is no future in it) Pessimism (because there…

Who is God?

A contrarian’s playbook

I’ve read that Jesus is the greatest contrarian in history. People see him going against the grain and doing the unexpected. On that basis,…

Bible 101

Look for fullness

I’d like you to think about something I’m wrestling with. How do you see the Bible? Is it half empty, or is it full?…

Living My Faith

The Christmas truce

World War I was one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. New weapons were used in old-style combat. Enemy forces dug in right…

Friends & Family

The loyalty of a husband

I have a friend who studied art and design. He says, “The eye is drawn to a vertical line.” That’s the temptation men face…

Living My Faith

Thanks anyway

It seems like Paul is expecting too much from us in his letter to the Philippians. In chapter 4 he presses a talking point…

Living My Faith

The confessions of a man

I have a confession. It’s hard to be a man. I’m sure it’s hard to be a woman too, but I can’t speak to…

Who is God?

Our best defense

Years ago I was on jury duty. I spent three days in a courtroom listening to arguments in a civil case. The plaintiffs charged…

Living My Faith

Every ending is a new beginning

Lately, I’ve been getting my devotions to my editor about a year in advance. I am amazed at how quickly time passes and how…

Living My Faith

Overlooked blessings

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much” (Luke 16:10). Thanksgiving Day is dedicated to honoring God for the…

Living My Faith

Difficult people: The toad

This may seem unkind, but some people are difficult to deal with because they act like toads. They’re just there. They blend in with…

Living My Faith

Difficult people: The fox

Some people are difficult to deal with because they act like foxes. They’re always working an angle. They are driven by self-interest. There’s always…