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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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Bible 101

Gentle rain

I was listening to an agronomist talk about the relative infrequency of gentle rains. He had data showing we are getting more and more…

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…

Bible 101

Farewell Moses

Among the most poignant stories in the Bible are those dealing with the last days of great leaders. No leader loomed larger than Moses…

Bible 101

This faith of ours

This faith of ours is a warm hug from Jesus. It is a gift of his Holy Spirit that enables us to embrace God…

Bible 101

Martha’s mistake

I think it’s time someone speaks up for Martha. For too long she’s been maligned in Sunday school lessons and sermons for being some…

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?…

Bible 101

A common text

Every year my wife and I try to read the same current book. It’s usually nonfiction. Sometimes it’s devotional in nature. Sometimes it’s historical,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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They felt it

These poor fellas never got past Saturday. Maybe it was Monday when they were walking back to Emmaus, but they were feeling like it…