Jan Johnson

Jan Johnson

Jan Johnson is a writer, speaker and spiritual director who holds degrees in Christian education and spirituality. She's written over seventeen books and many magazine articles. Jan is a frequent retreat and conference speaker.

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Resources

Living in the Companionship of God

Living in the Companionship of God

Spiritual Disciplines Companion

Spiritual Disciplines Companion

Abundant Simplicity

Abundant Simplicity

Learning to Hear God

Learning to Hear God

Articles

Criticism: Drop or Ignore?

By Jan Johnson
What do you do with stinging criticism? When it rings in your ears? Often I have held on to it and gone over it. I have dwelt on what was said, why it was unfair or what that… read more

The Lowliness of God

By Jan Johnson
What picture comes to mind when you hear this phrase: a homeless refugee with a price on his head? That description fits the baby Jesus held tightly by his parents fleeing in the… read more

Meditating on the Run

By Jan Johnson
I used to feel impatient when I stood in line at the grocery store or waited to get off a plane. On good days, I zoned out. On bad days, I wondered why the people in the front of… read more

Perfect Combination of Love: Justice and Tenderness

By Jan Johnson
At a retreat, I talked about our culture’s confused ideas about love: feeling close to people; always being pleasant to people; doing whatever others want us to do. Instead, … read more

Seeking the "Advantage" Doesn't Work

By Jan Johnson
Recently I was doing lectio divina on Matthew 18:1-5 where Jesus sets a child in the middle of the disciples who had been squabbling over who would be the greatest and tells them, … read more

Spiritual Disciplines: Props of the Intangible Kind

By Jan Johnson
Although spiritual disciplines sounds complicated and holy, spiritual disciplines are actually straightforward and familiar. We may already use them in some form, but call them… read more