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Holy places in America? Article by Jason Byassee https://www.faithandleadership.com/jason-byassee-holy-places-america Article by Jason Byassee Topics: Pilgrimage , Children/youth , Education , America Source: Faith and Leadership Jason Byassee compares the U.S. Capitol to the stones the Isrealites used to remember the crossing of the Jordan River. He also asks why we don't as Christians have more ideas like that today. How to Count in Church Article by Jason Byassee https://www.faithandleadership.com/blog/07-22-2010/jason-byassee-how-count-church Article by Jason Byassee Topics: Evangelism , Church Source: Faith and Leadership Jason Byassee discusses the idea of "numbers" in a church from the perspective of seeing the numbers drop. He also emphasizes that fact that each "number" is actually a human being, much more than a number. The Gifts of the Small Church Article by Jason Byassee https://www.faithandleadership.com/gifts-small-church Article by Jason Byassee Topics: Leadership , Church , Community Source: Faith and Leadership Jason Byassee recalls the Sunday morning when he called a time-out during his sermon. In that moment, he discovered grace -- and an unexpected lesson in leadership. I Was in Prison Sermon Illustration by Jason Byassee http://www.religion-online.org/article/i-was-in-prison/ Sermon Illustration by Jason Byassee Topics: Crime , Incarceration , Prison , Jesus Source: Religion Online Reflecting on Matthew 25:44-46, Jason Byassee relates accounts of prison ministry that can serve as sermon illustrations to help churches see themselves "in solidarity with those behind bars." Scriptural Reasoning and awe in another faith's house Sermon Illustration by Jason Byassee https://www.faithandleadership.com/jason-byassee-scriptural-reasoning-and-awe-another-faiths-house Sermon Illustration by Jason Byassee Topics: Faith , Scripture , interfaith dialogue , Peace Source: Faith and Leadership Jason Byassee relates Nick Adams' story of an encouraging encounter between adherents of two Abrahamic faiths. It has potential as a sermon illustration. Those Who Do Good and Well Commentary/Exegesis by Jason Byassee https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3160 Commentary/Exegesis by Jason Byassee Topics: Fear of God , Light , Righteousness , Generosity Source: Working Preacher Jason Byassee observes that although worldly prosperity is not always associated with righteousness in scripture, that is the pattern described in Psalm 112. Such people are obligated to be generous to others. Basic decency or original sin? Article by Jason Byassee https://www.faithandleadership.com/jason-byassee-basic-decency-or-original-sin Article by Jason Byassee Topics: Sin , Good works , Original Sin Source: Faith and Leadership Jason Byassee discusses the works of David Eggers, and specifically points out the difference between basic decency and original sin. Teach Me, O Lord Commentary/Exegesis by Jason Byassee https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3162 Commentary/Exegesis by Jason Byassee Topics: Fear , Law , Israel , God's Love Source: Working Preacher Jason Byassee's commentary on Psalm 119:33-40 emphasizes the psalmist's delight in the law. We cherish Israel’s statutes today because they show God has not abandoned the world or the children God loves so very much. Opposability in Johnny Cash Article by Jason Byassee https://www.faithandleadership.com/jason-byassee-opposability-johnny-cash Article by Jason Byassee Topics: Church , Salvation , Sacrifice , Worldview Source: Faith and Leadership Jason Byassee looks at the music of Johnny Cash, and shows how he brought ideas together that we don't normally put together except in the church. You Are What You Do Regularly, Excellently Article by Jason Byassee https://www.faithandleadership.com/jason-byassee-you-are-what-you-do-regularly-excellently Article by Jason Byassee Topics: Leadership , Work , Education , Community Source: Faith and Leadership Jason Byassee discusses how practice doesn’t make perfect, but with good practice we can teach ourselves to act well without having to think first. This can be applied in the church. The Church and Homosexuality Article by Jason Byassee https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6112/the-church-and-homosexuality-finding-a-way-forward Article by Jason Byassee Topics: Marriage , Repentance , Church , Christ Source: Ministry Matters In the debate on homosexuality within the UMC, Jason Byassee offers (as a conservative) a balanced and sympathetic account of arguments on both sides. O Lord, how I love your law Commentary/Exegesis by Jason Byassee https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3161 Commentary/Exegesis by Jason Byassee Topics: Law , Torah , Love , Praise Source: Working Preacher Commenting on Psalm 119:1-8, Jason Byassee points out that this longest Psalm consists of endless variations of praise for, and delight in, God's law. It does not, however, give the content of the law. Sniff in the History Article by Jason Byassee https://www.faithandleadership.com/jason-byassee-sniff-history Article by Jason Byassee Topics: History , Pride , Busyness , Stewardship Source: Faith and Leadership Jason Byassee gives advice on how to keep alive a sense of the importance of the institution we steward. He writes: "Go visit the graveyard. Stroll around your institution’s grounds and sniff in the history." Heavenly-Minded Christians Care for Refugees Sermon Illustration by Jason Byassee http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2014/december/2120814.html Sermon Illustration by Jason Byassee Topics: Hope , Work , Compassion , Goodness Source: Preaching Today Jason Byassee tells of Christian workers in northern Uganda who not only believed in God's future intervention, they were committed to working for good now, Mentoring People with Books Article by Jason Byassee https://www.faithandleadership.com/blog/02-09-2011/jason-byassee-mentoring-people-books Article by Jason Byassee Topics: Leadership , Education , Community Source: Faith and Leadership Disciplined reading together makes for better reading, and, we hope, better lives. Jason Byassee is advocating for reading to be a great way for mentors to help students grow and learn. A Church of the Ages? Article by Jason Byassee https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/a-church-of-the-ages Article by Jason Byassee Topics: Religion , Church History , Eucharist , Tradition Source: Christian History Institute This article discusses the historical spiritual practices of the medieval church, describing which practices are direct responses to Scripture and what wisdom modern Christians can take from medieval spirituality. Institutionalized Anarchy for Jesus Article by Jason Byassee https://www.faithandleadership.com/jason-byassee-institutionalized-anarchy-jesus Article by Jason Byassee Topics: Stewardship , Hospitality , Church , Justice Source: Faith and Leadership Catholic Worker houses provide help for the homeless and poor. Jason Byassee discusses how these houses began, and how a similar idea was started by another individual named Colin Miller. Fools for Truth Practical How-To by Jason Byassee http://day1.org/4231-fools_for_truth Practical How-To by Jason Byassee Topics: Truthfulness , Study , Technology , Sources Source: Day1 Social media and the Internet, like all human inventions, can be used for good or for evil. The author accepts the challenge of such media so long as we use it wisely and with discernment. The Quiet Christian Witness of A Rocha Canada Article by Jason Byassee https://www.christiancentury.org/article/features/quiet-christian-witness-rocha-canada Article by Jason Byassee Topics: Evangelism , Community , Witness , Evangelization Source: The Christian Century This article highlights the ministry of A Rocha Canada, an evangelical group that teaches farming, provides hospitality to newly arrived refugees, and watches the local salmon. The Difficulty and Glory of Collaboration Article by Jason Byassee https://www.faithandleadership.com/blog/02-02-2011/jason-byassee-the-difficulty-and-glory-collaboration Article by Jason Byassee Topics: Leadership , Trinity , Community Source: Faith and Leadership An unusual musical partnership shows Christian institutional leaders how and why to work together. Jason Byassee discusses his observations of the musical partnership and how it applies.

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