All posts by “Jon Swanson

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More than just weather

In the middle days of Twitter, a hashtag started in Fort Wayne. #callitoff was the tweeted cry of high school students begging Curtis Smith to include enough snow in the weather forecast to call off school the next day. It was a pretty powerful social… Read More

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Praying in a pandemic.

My new collection of prayers and reflections from the past year is now available.: God. We Still Need You: A year of pandemic prayer and practice from a hospital chaplain. +++ Here’s the back cover: Healthcare workers go to work every day no matter what.… Read More

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God. We still need you.

My next-to-last book was a collection of Sunday prayers, prayed in the hospital chapel where I’m a chaplain. Each Sunday, I interacted with the texts for the week and with God and with the people watching on the closed-circuit channel and the people reading at my blog.… Read More

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A conversation about calling

Jen Bradbury. Called: A Novel about Youth Ministry Transitions. The Youth Cartel, 2020. I’ve known Jen for several years. We’ve worked on some research projects together. I asked her to write about one of my books. For me, she’s the person who asks me to… Read More