Devotionals by John Nelson

Devotionals by John Nelson

Teach Us to Count

John A. Nelson

My late father was fond of quoting a 19th century statistician and explorer who wrote, "Whenever you can, count."


Holy Pique

John A. Nelson

Really? That's the take-away?


Slinging Mud

John A. Nelson

A friend said that she was ready to tackle most sorts of household repair.

 


Worth a Second Look

John A. Nelson

Idolatry is bad: soul-killingly bad.


The Dance of Faith

John A. Nelson

In a preaching conference, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Long told about the time he was approached by a parishioner with an interest in contemporary church music: "Could we start a praise band?" Dr. Long replied, "Sure, as long as we start a lament band, too."


Welcome Home

John Nelson

In early 1993 a large group of Guatemalans, after nearly ten years of exile, had negotiated a return to their homeland.


Everything I Need

John A. Nelson

A woman I knew, a Quaker, would occasionally use the second person in its archaic form.


Small Letter, Big Spirit

John A. Nelson

Scripture sets so many traps.


Think Again

John Nelson

It can be awfully hard to see how my convictions separate me from God. It can be awfully easy to believe terribly untrue things.


Both-And, not Either-Or

John Nelson

In one church, a painful rift developed between church members who wanted to use scarce funds to spruce up the church's fellowship hall, others who wanted the funds to go directly to needy persons.