Brian Jones

Brian Jones is a church planter, author and the founding and senior pastor of Christ’s Church of the Valley in Philadelphia.

Why We Can’t Will Ourselves to Simplicity and Self-Control

And how the power of the Holy Spirit is at work in our lives.

A Surprising Happiness Hack

The unexpected joy of giving alms to the poor.

How to Streamline Your To-Do List

A simple way I've found to get rid of my bloated to-do list and focus on the things that matter each week.

10 Questions to Ask on a Personal Retreat

I use these questions to refocus myself on what matters.

Winning the Social Activism Battle, but Losing the War?

If our serving isn't done in Jesus' name, then ultimately we're withholding hope.

Why Generosity Is Worth the Risk

Followers of Jesus are called to be more generous than others.

Why We Ask Too Little of Followers of Christ

Are we asking too little of the followers of Christ in our churches?

Why We Must Not Fear the Rejection of Family and Friends

Obedience often requires choosing Jesus' way despite rejection from friends and family.