Old Bible

Stop Preaching About All the Good People In the Bible!

Brandon Preaching

There are no “good” people in the Bible – at least not in the theological sense – except for Jesus. Everybody else is wrecked and ruined by sin and desperately in need of a Savior. So the way we have traditionally approached character-based sermons has a tremendous flaw. Here’s the traditional approach… Tell the story of a Bible character. Highlight the …

Science Discovery

3 Tension-Filled Issues That Don’t Destroy My Faith

Brandon Culture

I believe in Jesus. I believe he is the virgin-born, sinless Son of God who came from heaven to earth, put on flesh and dwelt among us full of grace and truth. I believe he died on the cross to provide a substitutionary atonement for our sins and then rose again from the dead to rule and reign as King …

Passion

5 Ways to Recover Your Passion for Pastoral Leadership

Brandon Leadership

I’ve been there. I’ve been burned out and depressed, discouraged and defeated. I’ve led in atmospheres where every creative idea was smothered by questions rooted in fear. I’ve been distracted by secondary interests. I’ve given into my own emotions and have isolated myself from healthy, life-giving relationships. And I’ve recovered. That doesn’t mean I’m where I need to be – I’m …

Quiet

Why You Might Be Missing Out on Hearing from God

Brandon Devotional

Ever been in that place where you wonder why God isn’t showing up? Why there is no fresh word from Him? In places of depression and despair, we are so often yearning for what it seems God isn’t willing to give us – His voice. Elijah the prophet was there once. He was exhausted physically and drained emotionally. So in …

Meekness is the Leverage of Leadership

Brandon Devotional

In today’s world, meekness = weakness. God does not view it that way, however. The Bible says of Moses,”Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.” (Numbers 12:3) And in a world where power is everything, Jesus entered the scene in a wooden manger surrounded by barnyard animals. He …