Ir-rev-rend

Ir-rev-rend: Christianity Without the Pretense

Brandon Books, Church Planting, Culture, Living

Pastor Rick Warren has often said that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and an ounce of pretense is worth a pound of manure.” Fake faith is a pet peeve of mine, and it is certainly an issue God addresses rather directly in Scripture. I believe God is serious about it because ultimately, Christianity with pretense …

Note to Self by Joe Thorn

Every Pastor Should Read ‘Note to Self’

Brandon Books

“Preaching it” is easier than living it. This creates significant problems when our speaking talent outweighs our personal character. Therefore, it is imperative that we, as shepherds, shepherd ourselves – that we hear the Word, do the Word, and preach to ourselves first. That’s why I Joe Thorn’s bo Note to Self: The Discip of Preaching to Yourself (Re: …