Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 14, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Good Friday Special: On Suffering

The empty tomb is stunning, transcendent – also hard to imagine – not impossible. The death and anguish of Good Friday? Not hard. Suffering and death we GET – though that doesn’t mean we don’t ask why. It seems a good time to share a post by Dr. Todd Jones, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, on What Shall We Say? Evil, Suffering and The Crisis of …

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July 10, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Todd Jones on Six Presidents

Book Title: 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents

You can tell when Todd Jones enters the room.  All of a sudden, things get livelier.  People are more animated and warmer.  They’re following his lead.  You won’t see many yawns when he’s in the pulpit most Sundays at First Pres!  If I could invent a minister from scratch, I’d hope to come up with Todd Jones. Todd was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He …

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