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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

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….

Life’s Challenges

Rockin’ to the oldies

My apologies to any of you who don’t have oldies yet. You will. I think often of my former students who are trapped in…

Living My Faith

The healing business

From the start, Christians have been in the healing business. “Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out…

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The hill we died on

Christianity is at a crossroads. Some churches have planted their flags on the hills they’re willing to die on. They’ll stand firm where they’ve…

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Pursuing happiness

When the founders of America declared independence from England, they listed “the pursuit of happiness” as one of the reasons. They argued we were…

Life’s Challenges

Helping boys become men

In the 90s, I was a regular on the church basement seminar circuit. One of my presentations was entitled, “Helping Boys Become Men.” It…

Living My Faith

Like a swarm of bees

Animate things like bees, birds, and youth soccer teams demonstrate swarming behavior. They move en masse one direction and then in another in response…

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It’s a God thing

“King Belshazzar gave a great banquet. . . . Suddenly the fingers of a human hand appeared and wrote on the plaster of the…

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Of little importance

Here’s a rainy day activity. Go to a resale shop and buy an old globe. Put seven billion dots on it. Distribute them around…

Living My Faith

Do nothing when you need to

When I couldn’t work because of disabling back pain, I learned a difficult lesson. Sometimes we just need to do nothing. I still feel…