Jonathan Melton

Biography

The Rev. Jonathan Melton serves as chaplain at St. Francis House Episcopal Student Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jonathan and his wife, Rebekah, have two wonderful children, Annie and Jude, who have occasioned their parents’ passion for good coffee. On the days he remembers to, Jonathan’s delight and focus is learning the humility, patience, and joy of a cross-shaped people. Check out Jonathan’s blog at http://www.chasing-yoder.blogspot.com.

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August 26, 2018

1 Kings 8:[1, 6, 10-11], 22-30, 41-43 What a day it must have been to dedicate the Temple at Jerusalem. The dedication of the temple can stand in for many things and help us expand our imaginations: the dedication of our own churches...

March 24, 2013

“After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem” (Luke 19:28) The “this” that Jesus said, before he went on ahead, up to Jerusalem, is the familiar parable of the talents, which ends with the...

March 14, 2013

I cannot read this passage from Exodus without thinking of Mooby the Cow, a fictional and Mickey Mouse-like pop culture icon in the hilariously appalling (as in, seriously offensive) 1999 film Dogma, starring Ben Affleck and Matt Damon....

August 25, 2012

1 Kings 8:[1, 6, 10-11], 22-30, 41-43 What a day it must have been to dedicate the Temple at Jerusalem. The dedication of the temple can stand in for many things and help us expand our imaginations: the dedication of our own churches...

April 22, 2012

Acts 3:12-19 Peter has just healed a man on the front steps of the Temple in Jerusalem. Seeing the astonishment of the crowd at this healing, Peter makes a clear point that God did the healing – not Peter, who is merely an agent of...