Jonathan Dodson, M.Div, Th.M. is the planting pastor of Austin City Life in Austin, Texas, where he is married to Robie and father of Owen and Ellie.
Making disciples requires not only sharing my faith, but also sharing my life. With all its failures and successes, all its disobedience and obedience.
Fear could jump-start your parental preparation. And parental frustrations could lead to personal reformation.
How do we believers dwell in the city?
We need more than confession. We need redemption.
Redemptive cultural engagement? It happens through either redirecting or redefining cultural patterns affected by the Fall.
We spend just enough time "at church" to be religious, but nowhere near enough time to be family.
It's through relationship that we come to know the true power of the Gospel.
You don't have to be an "angry person" to have a problem with anger.
Satan is set against us. He wants to devour us by provoking our flesh, by tempting us to sin. But we can fight back.
It's much easier to take a side in the culture wars than to critically or redemptively engage the issues we fight over. How, then, do we engage culture Christianly?
We're called not to mere soul-winning, but to distinctive discipleship.
How can we integrate our faith with what we do with most of our waking hours: work?
An obscure verse in Deuteronomy offers a principle that, if applied, helps establish beneficial and spouse-honoring patterns for marriage.
Need serious help overcoming sin? Nothing works as well as brotherly, God-honoring accountability.
Helping young adults mature in Christ and prepare for marriage and family. Learn more
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