No Election Required

No Election Required This is a guest blog post by Dan Wolgemuth. He had shared this on Facebook first. It had great impact on me and I asked him if I could share it here. He graciously agreed. Thank you Dan! At last check there were somewhere around 20 candidates aspiring to be the next President of the United States. In the early days of campaigning, these individuals look for ways to differentiate themselves from the crowded field. Each speech, every public encounter, and nearly all of their interactions are carefully scrutinized, evaluated and commented on. Political Continue Reading [...]

The Cost Of Discipleship

One of the books I'm reading at the moment. It cuts to the heart of translating grace to daily living and what it means to be a disciple of Christ. Bonhoeffer is candid and explicit. I don't think it is him really, just that he echoes the implications of being a disciple of Christ as per Christ's teachings and call, in a practical and easily understood manner. Bonhoeffer: Discipleship means adherence to Christ...   Continue Reading [...]

On Starting “I Am Jonah”

I’ve been blogging for a while. Not here but on my other blog. When I was starting out on the other blog I knew I wanted to write about life and leadership as well as journey as a Christ follower. Having blogged for a while I realized that was too much to load onto one blog. At least for me. I don’t like clutter. I also felt I needed to have a unique expression of my faith that would resonate, be relevant to the journey of other people also. I had no desire to have another typical ‘devotional-type’ blog. There are enough "devotional-type Continue Reading [...]

Boring Christianity And Letter To Critics | Jonah Notes #02

Following Christ should be a grand adventure. Some Christ followers misrepresent Christ and what it means to follow Him. One of the reasons for this is a lack of vulnerability. Worth Nothing Jon Acuff did a post, Should Christianity Be So Boring, for CNN Belief. Jon gives an unusual but true insight into God's heart. He unpacks what this should mean for Christ followers. Like me, you might be pleasantly surprised. Get a perspective on God's heart and what running to Him is really like. In the taste of I Am Jonah, Thom Rainer gets very Continue Reading [...]

Making Sense Of… | Jonah Notes #01

Jonah notes is about highlighting anything noteworthy fitting into the I Am Jonah theme. This is the first (hopefully of many) of summaries of things worth noting. The series will focus on things that we need to grapple with, in search for alignment with what God expects of me, of us, as Christ followers. The Meaning Of Christian Community This was a post by Joel J. Miller, author of Lifted by Angels. His post, "What does 'Christian' community mean?” raises the question of how we are to be part of the community of believers. What is Continue Reading [...]