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Jason Custer

Travel

87 Flights in 7 Months

87 flights. 75 domestic and 12 international. 87,814 miles. 212 hours. That’s how much I’ve flown in the past 7+ months – which amounts to about 8.8 days flying, or going around the earth 3.5 times. Those 87 flights have taken me to over…

January 6, 2015
Resources Theology

Come Sit Beside Me on My Mourning Bench

“To comfort me, you have to come close.  Come sit beside me on my mourning bench.” – Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son Grief often isolates us, even amongst those of us who grieve the loss of the very same person or thing. I…

December 17, 2014
Books Theology

I’ve Been Reading All the Wrong Books

I used to think I read only the “right” books. Or perhaps I should say I read the “right type” of books. I was fairly proud of the books that I read – books that everyone ought to read. In fact, if I am honest, I used to…

March 4, 2014
Books

Reading Review – 2013

Here’s a few of the books I read this year that I would recommend to others, and will most likely re-read myself sometime in the future. You may notice that I’ve swung from reading mostly theology/pastoral books to reading more literary fiction this year.…

December 31, 2013
Books

Book Review: “Awakening Faith”

Awakening Faith fills a much needed void in today’s Christian culture by giving us a brief glimpse into the writings of the first seven centuries of the church fathers who have gone before us in our faith. For a culture that remains so focused our…

November 12, 2013
Resources

Sermon: “Where Brokenness & Grace Meet”

My recent sermon from last Sunday at Midland Bible Church is up on the MBC iTunes podcast – click here to listen to it or download it. As the title suggests, it is about brokenness and grace, and comes from Mark 7:24-30 – the story…

July 27, 2013
Theology

Love Covering Shame

I’ve honestly never been much for poetry (probably primarily because I’m not smart enough to understand it), but I was unpacking all my books and came across a little compilation of poems that a good friend (who is much more literarily inclined than myself) gave…

May 19, 2013
Theology

Augustine: Sin Points to God

For class I’ve begun reading through St Augustine’s Confessions, and there is a beautiful theme that I’ve started to see in the first few books. The theme is this: that everything – and I mean, everything, finds its end and final completion in God.…

January 27, 2013
Books

Reading Review: Fall 2012

I know it’s a bit late, but here’s a look at some books I read during the fall semester last year, which I would recommend for you to read as well. As I go through this list, I’m struck by how each and every…

January 24, 2013