Author: Daniel Ross-Jones

Rev. Daniel Ross-Jones is a United Church of Christ pastor and nonprofit organizational leadership professional based in Silicon Valley.

Scarcity Lies

In the Western Christian world, last week we walked through the most sacred week of the calendar year. Scripture paints a drama: from excitement and dreams of a new triumph on Palm Sunday to the bitter death of those particular dreams by Friday afternoon. When the women come on Easter morning to tend to the […]

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Joy

Many people who know me might not immediately associate ‘joy’ with one of my commonly displayed characteristics. I prefer my own description of myself as “optimistically cynical:” that I remain grounded in hope for the transformation my Christian faith proclaims yet also remaining grounded in the simple reality that humankind is broken and, without intervention, […]

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Fear

Faith is a terrifying thing. And, if that was the end of the story, that would not be enough to build a society-wide community of people around a particular faith tradition. Terror is, at best, a niche market. Consider scary movies: it’s not that they¬†don’t sell out at the box office, it’s just that in […]

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