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Damon J. Gray

With the skill of a teacher and the heart of a storyteller, Damon engages the hearts, the minds, and the emotions of his audience as he calls men and women into the practice of Long-View Living in a Short-View World. With disarming, real-life transparency, Damon shares his own life experiences, bringing them alongside biblical narratives in a manner that infuses the stories of our spiritual ancestors with life. Damon's passion is to demonstrate to his audience that the Bible is not a "dead word" from God, but rather that it is a vibrantly living Word, relevant for today. Those embracing the Long View can walk confidently through life knowing that God is with us and for us rather than over us and against us. God is on our side!

Damon is a word-crafter, one who delights in an artfully-woven sentence the way a chef delights in a deliciously-prepared meal. Damon has served as a keynote speaker for retreats, seminars, graduation ceremonies, and more, addressing audiences as intimate as a handful, to auditoriums filled with thousands. A former pastor (now IT professional) Damon has an inner "Jeremiah burn" to teach through writing and speaking.

Damon J. Gray Damon's writing and speaking takes a scholarly approach to scripture without employing the fatigue-inducing, arid presentation style that is often typical of scholarly works and presentations. With Jesus as his favorite subject, Damon presents the Word of God in an easy-to-grasp manner, giving the reader or listener just enough background to understand what is taking place culturally as Jesus interacts with group X or group Y. Damon may suggest reasons Jesus chose the terms he chose, along with ways in which the original audience likely understood what Jesus said or did, and why that might have been encouraging or upsetting to them. Finally, Damon suggests ways the audience can move forward from this encounter with Jesus, carrying with them something relevant and challenging for their daily walk with Christ.

Acts 17:28 - ἐν αὐτῷ γὰρ ζῶμεν καὶ κινούμεθα καὶ ἐσμέν