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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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Prodigalish

In his book the Prodigal God, Timothy Keller takes another look at Jesus’ well-known parable of Luke 15. The heading someone put in our…

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Nine leper syndrome

Those ingrates! Isn’t that how we’re supposed to feel about the nine lepers who didn’t say thank you? Isn’t that why Jesus asked this…

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Dishonest scales

When I step on the bathroom scale, I generally don’t like the readout. I’ve tried pulling myself up a little with the towel bar…

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Giving and sharing

By definition, giving is a sacrifice. It is taking something we value and presenting it to someone we value even more, expecting nothing in…

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The truth test

I’d like you to take this little test about truth. The answers are below, but don’t peek now. T or F Truth is truth…

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Called by name

I did this thing in the classroom if I couldn’t remember a young man’s name. I would just call him Maynard. I called one…

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The straightest shooters

My little grandson, Noah, doesn’t mince many words. One time I picked him up from preschool and gave him a convenient snack when we…

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Repairing the breach

“You shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in” (Isaiah 58:12 ESV). The mission of God was…

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Becoming intimate

If you read on hoping for some sex talk, you’re in for a letdown. Sex and intimacy were decoupled a long time ago. Intimacy…

Friends & Family

Making friends

I still think friending people best occurs in the wide open spaces of the here and now. I know people can start relationships online….

Life’s Challenges

Lift us up

The mark of good coaches is that their teams get better the more coaching they do. Not perfect, just better. They see potential in…

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Stripping away pretense

That tearing sound you hear is God stripping away pretense. He allows only so many layers to build up before he rips them off…