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Jonathan Brink
About Jonathan Brink
I am the Senior Editor at Provoketive. I am the author of the recently published, Discovering the God Imagination. I also serve as Senior Editor for Civitas Press, a boutique publishing firm specializing in inspiring and redemptive ideas. I am developing a new model for publishing and seek to create new opportunities for fresh and creative voices.

Occasionally, I speak on issues of justice, postmodern theology, and living a life in the way of Jesus. I leads workshops on The Practice of Love and Exploring a Postmodern Gospel at BeADisciple.com.

I am a son, a husband, and a father. I live in Folsom, Ca, with my beautiful wife and amazing three children.
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  • 27 Dec 2012
    The Twisted Tale of Tim Tebow
    You gotta like Tim Tebow, even if you don’t like him. Yesterday, ESPN called Tim Tebow, “the most famous second quarterback in the history of the NFL.” The Tebow hype has come back into full swing as the New York Jets try and figure out what to do with the...
    Archived in Featured Sports
  • 01 Aug 2012
    Follow – Synchroblog List
    The topic:  Follow.  In August we are going to consider the idea of following.  Jesus said, “Take up your cross and follow me,” and that has powerful implications in the way we live.  How does that affect you?   We believe the power of voice has tremendous capacity to inspire and...
    Archived in Synchroblog
  • 19 Jul 2012
    New Synchroblog Coming – Follow
    In August Provoketive will be partnering with Synchroblog. We will be hosting the Synchroblog for the month of August as we consider the concept of Following Jesus. In order to for an article to be considered for this endeavor the author should sign up to be a writer for Provoketive...
    Archived in Featured Synchroblog
  • 06 Jul 2012
    Bill Maher Calls Evangelicals Bluff
    Sound off!...
  • 26 May 2012
    The Rich Don’t Create Jobs
    This is probably the most powerful video I’ve seen this year so far. Via Business Insider: “As the war over income inequality wages on, super-rich Seattle entrepreneur Nick Hanauer has been raising the hackles of his fellow 1-percenters, espousing the contrarian argument that rich people don’t actually create jobs. The...
  • 23 Apr 2012
    God Loves A Cheerful Giver
    Recently I was reading a book that was talking about the nature of giving from God’s perspective.  It was all good, included information I had heard before, but was good to hear again nonetheless.  And of course it mentioned the famous passage in 2 Corinthians 9:7. Each man should give...
    Archived in Economics Featured
  • 14 Apr 2012
    Learning to Confront Injustice
    Confronting injustice sounds great, but it’s hard. Recently I had a coaching conversation with a friend who did not know how to take a stand for her own dignity. She was the “whipping boy” in her circles, and over a long period of time she had simply allowed it to...
  • 13 Apr 2012
    The Magic Mirror
    I was at a friends house the other day and he took me aside and showed me a mirror. And at first I was assuming it was a carnival mirror that distorted the reflection to make us laugh, something like that. But it wasn’t. It did something for him I’ve...
    Archived in Featured Humanity
  • 27 Feb 2012
    The Redemption of Metallica
    Yesterday, as I was driving home from a long road trip, I shuffled through my iPod and I put on Metallica’s Fade to Black. The long drive home, framed by the country road and grazing cattle, had given me the space to reflect on some important realizations about life. It...
    Archived in Featured Music
  • 10 Feb 2012
    Question #3: Is God’s Primary Interest Worship
    Question Everything is a series of posts that asks the questions people are really thinking, but are often afraid to ask. You can submit your question here. Today’s question comes from Kaleb in Salem, Oregon. “A friend of mine asked me if God is demanding or really interested in worship. ...
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