Devotionals by John Nelson

Devotionals by John Nelson

"Follow Me"

John A. Nelson

Really? Jesus said "Follow me" and Matthew walked away from everything and followed?


Paragons, Problems, and Possibilities

John A. Nelson

We've heard this one, more than once.


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.