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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.

Life’s Challenges

America needs a conscience

America needs a conscience. We’re in a moment that’s begging for a leader with integrity who can help us form a national conscience out…

Friends & Family

Dear Mom

Dear Mom, I miss you every day. Your motto rings in my ears: “Put on the full armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11). I appreciate…

Living My Faith

My Father’s world

This is my Father’s world: The birds their carols raise, the morning light, the lily white, declare their Maker’s praise.  God put people in…

Living My Faith


Reinhold Niebuhr was pastor of Bethel Church in Detroit during the time between two devastating World Wars. He had the habit of writing eloquent…

Bible 101

Study skills

Ezra was a professional copyist. He transcribed Moses’ scrolls so God’s Word could be passed around to more people. What Ezra worked on worked…

Friends & Family

A place for lost sheep

Is there a place in your heart for lost sheep? They’ll return if we don’t give up on them, if reclaiming them is our…

Who is God?

For you

“And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you.’ . ….

Life’s Challenges

Make friends with money

Please don’t misunderstand the title. I’m not encouraging you to use money to buy friendships. Nor am I suggesting you should only be nice…

Living My Faith

For many

Imagine this scene: “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins” (Matthew 26:28). There’s…

Life’s Challenges

When I see a puppy

I’m not sure what’s happening to me. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more sentimental. There are hymns I can’t get through without choking…

Life’s Challenges

God and the preacher

“Hey, Preacher, why so glum?”  “Nothing I’m doing seems to be working. People aren’t coming to church. Money is tight. There’s conflict at meetings….

Living My Faith

Requiem for the middle

I noticed it when I was still teaching. The middle seemed to be disappearing. There were exceptional students and special needs students. Few kids…