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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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I want it all

“Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income” (Ecclesiastes 5:10). The verse quoted above makes a direct…

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Cabin fever

Winter in the north is hard on machinery and people. Winter stops being crisp really fast. Ice-cold things grind slowly if they grind at…

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The existential question

I’m going out on a limb, and I’d like to take you with me. I think it’s time we shed the worn-out exoskeletons of…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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Better is good

Forget about perfect. It’s not going to happen. Only God is perfect. I suggest we focus on something more attainable like being better. We…

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Sober eyes

The addiction recovery group at my church has dubbed itself “Sober Eyes.” It was started by a recovering addict. He knew other addicts who…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….