Author: Jonathan Dodson

  • Dear City Life, We’re at the midpoint of our sabbatical and loving it. I’m writing as we drive back to Austin from a couple days in New York City (don’t worry Robie is driving), after a week and a half in D.C.! Everything we’ve prayed for so far, God has graciously answered. I’ve been doing…

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  • As we clear the hurdle of spring, we often look to the for summer for relief—family vacations, 4th of July celebrations, swimming and playing outdoors. Summer is a rest rhythm at City Life Church. We don’t offer City Seminary classes, plan fewer events, and encourage City Groups to enjoy one another and creation. Recreation, however,…

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  • This Sunday the elders announced to our church partners that I will be taking a three month sabbatical this summer. I will be completely disengaged from life and ministry at City Life Church from May 31st to August 31st. Up front, I want to say thank you for this gift. I am grateful I can say, with St….

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  • We live in a culture of speed, where a hurried life is noble. But is this what Jesus prizes? Was Jesus a hurried leader? When we try to keep pace with our society of speed, eventually we join the likes of Bob Dylan, “I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail. Poisoned in…

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