Teddy A Jones

Adoption A Gift That Keeps on Giving

Recently one of my esteemed colleagues described Christmas as a time when persons invent new ways to get into debt.  As we pause to reflect on the incarnation I’d like to suggest that we consider the notion of timing and grappling with knowing what is required at this time in our nation’s history so that […]


how to stand up for your faith

Hymn writer, George Duffield’s poetic prowess is matched by his theological soundness in the words, “Stand up, stand up, for Jesus; stand in his strength alone; the arm of flesh will fail you, ye dare not trust your own: put on the Gospel armor, and watching unto prayer, when duty calls, or danger, be never […]


why should your defend your faith

Why should you defend your faith?  Can you defend your faith? In today’s Grace hour episode we address the issue of the defense of the faith. Marked by humility and a firebrand straightforwardness reminiscent of Jesus is Jude, the author of the penultimate book of the Bible.  Jude makes a strong appeal for the defense […]


how not to lead

Diothrephes as mentioned in 3 John verse 9 is a perfect example of how not to lead.  Dr. John Maxwell is widely quoted as saying that everything rises and falls on leadership…everything.  It is my considered opinion that Jamaica is in the clutches of a crisis of leadership.  This is evident is every sector of […]


Did Paul condone slavery in Philemon

The question did Paul condone slavery in Philemon is often raised by detractor of the Bible.  Here it is addressed as part of my series of messages for the Radio program “The Grace Hour” which comes on RJR94FM every Sunday morning at 7.15 and is produced by the Missionary Church Association in Jamaica. The constraints of […]