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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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Legacy

I’ve done lots of different things in my life. My resume tops out as a writer for Time of Grace. It’s been an extraordinary…

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Put it all together

Athletes become superstars when they can put it all together. The fundamentals of the game are in them. They hit the shot consistently. They…

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New wine needs new skin

“Neither is new wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed….

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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?…

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Never take grace for granted

I can’t touch your heart unless I open up mine. I’m a baby boomer, middle-class, American, white male. I had nothing to do with…

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Unchain my soul

I am yearning to be free. I am yearning for a better society, and I think we could have one if we all wanted…

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Start with sameness

Imagine an alien invasion. I mean the kind with green skin and arriving in spaceships. I would expect earthlings to unite on the basis…

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Submission mode

“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5:21). Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I have an announcement to make. We’re…

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It’s personal this time

“You are to give him the name Jesus” (Matthew 1:21). It took a while for me to be comfortable calling him by his first…

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Cumulative effect

I was cleaning out some files and read things I wrote decades ago. Yikes! I would never say stuff like that today. I reiterated…

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Waiting on us

God must fold his everlasting arms across his chest and lean against a pearly fence post just waiting for us to try. We have…

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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…