I am a pastor.
What that means is that I spend a lot of time helping people figure out stuff.
If money didn’t matter, I would spend my time
* conversing with people who feel distant from God about what His love might look like,
*conversing with people who feel close to God about how to be more like Him, and
* creating stories and content which convey that love and acceptance and obedience.
And because money doesn’t matter as much as people matter, I get to spend a lot of time doing those three things.
I talk about lots of things here, but mostly I’m talking about faith, about family, about productivity, about relationship, and about looking at normal things in odd ways and difficult things in simple ways.
The reason I called this blog Levite Chronicles is that in Israel, the levites were the people responsible for cleaning and singing and moving and counting and guarding and guiding and helping. We read about them in the Old Testament. They were also responsible to praise and thank God at the beginning and end of every day. They were named after Levi, one of the sons of Jacob, also called Israel. (Joseph (with the multicolored coat) was Levi’s little brother). I’ve been learning how to do the same things–praising and praying and working. And this blog captures some of my thoughts.
January 2008, I became the executive pastor here (although my writing reflects my thinking and should not be blamed on or thought to necessarily reflect anyone or anything else).
I’m more than 50, live in Fort Wayne, Indiana, have a wife of 26 years and children of 22 and 18 years. I spent 15 years working in higher education as a communication professor and administrator before starting “church work” in 2000.
- I write a daily blog at 300wordsaday.com. It’s about following Jesus.
- I’m a social media chaplain (google it).
- Here’s more about my sense of calling.
- Here’s more about me.
- Here’s an old post of my favorite posts.
- Here’s a post about following God.
- And here are some “popular” posts about prayer and about understanding God.
- I write about 8 ways to do lots of things.
- I asked several people 5 questions.
Thanks for stopping by.
jnswanson at gmail dot com