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Life Interrupted

Growing up, two of my best friends were also named Jason. As you can imagine, it was sometimes confusing when talking about the three of us, so we all started using our initials as a sort of nickname. At first, JC was just my initials, but then when I went to school it also stood in place as my location—Jason in Chicago. The church has received a number of nicknames over the years, especially the Lutheran variety. I’ve heard names…

God’s Perfect Timing

I started my professional ministry by going on two mission trips in the first four weeks on the job. I had done one before, but they quickly became a large part of my ministry. However, despite taking two trips/year for five years while in Texas, additional trips in Ohio and eventually with First Trinity, I never felt mission work was my calling. I didn’t see myself as a missionary. Maybe you don’t consider yourself one either, but that’s exactly what…

The Jesus Interruption: Good Samaritan

I am a really big fan of routine. I like a rhythm to my daily and weekly schedules. I like familiar places and people. Some might call me a creature of habit. And when my schedule gets disrupted, I’m not usually thrilled about that. In fact, I might even be a little cranky about it. I wonder how the “Good Samaritan” felt about schedule disruptions? Jesus tells the story of this Samaritan who happened by a man who had been…