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Jason Duncan

Contributor since: Oct 30, 2007

About Jason Duncan

Education: B.A. from Bluefield College, Bluefield, VA M.A. from Asbury Theological Seminary

Comment to those looking at my sermons: I often use a sermon style created by Paul Scott Wilson called "The Four Pages of the Sermon". One page of the sermon is given to each of the following areas of exploration: judgment or trouble in the world, judgment or trouble in the text, grace and solution in the world, grace and solution in the text.

One of my favorite illustrations: My grandfather sharing a story about WWII. He talked about he and a friend laying on their stomachs with the bottoms of their feet touching so that they would have a 360 degree view and could protect each other while fighting at Iwo Jima.

Family: I have a wife, Kyra and two children (one in Kindegarten and the other in preschool).

What my parents think of my sermons: They like them, but not as much as my grandparents.

What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is a big support but always honest when I falter or things don’t go as planned.

Best advice given to me about preaching: "Preaching is like throwing eggs at a brick wall. Eventually it might crack" - Ellsworth Kalas, President, Asbury Theological Seminary

Books that have had an impact: Moral Vision of the New Testament by R.B. Hayes Anything by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Anything by Eugene Peterson Simply Christian by N.T. Wright

Hobbies: running, reading and hiking

If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: "One thing I know: I am a great Savior and Jesus Christ is a great Savior."

Something funny that happened while preaching: I once referred to Asbury Seminary as Asbury Cemetary and the following week emphasized a main point by saying "but . . . and that’s a big but."

What I want on my tombstone: He bore the image of Jesus.