Jonathan Martin

About Jonathan Martin

I’m Jonathan Martin, and I lead the liars, dreamers, and misfits of Renovatus: A Church for People Under Renovation, in Charlotte, NC, where I live with my wife Amanda. I’m the author of the forthcoming Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think from Tyndale House. I’m a product of the “Christ-haunted landscape” of the American South, sweaty revivals, and hip-hop. My main claim to fame was getting my Aquaman, Robin and Wonder Woman action figures saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost at an early age. When I talk it’s mostly about the beauty of God, what an extraordinary thing it is to be called God’s beloved, and finding new ways to be human. I am unafraid to be seen walking my small dog Cybil.

Daughter of Abraham

“You are part of God’s cosmic plan through which He will restore the creation—one of the ones through whom all the families of the earth will be blessed.” If you grew up in Sunday School, I bet the first thing you learned about Abraham was that he had many sons, right? Let me see if […]

At Least One Person Waiting

“What more could any of us want than to be known as the one who didn’t abandon the person we loved the most in their greatest moment of suffering?” “There were also women looking on from a distance; among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and […]

Seen and Known

“Don’t think for a moment that the messiness of your situation negates your worth.” I worry about women and men in the church today. I wonder how often we are told that we are only valuable to God when we are successful? What about those among us who have a complicated history, or perhaps an even more complicated […]