Saddleback Church

Does Rick Warren Endorse Chrislam?

Brandon Culture

No. Period. It’s a funny thing. Since we’ve announced that we’ll be planting a new church in cooperation with the new Saddleback Network and that Rick Warren has endorsed and sent us, I’ve gotten quite a few questions about the controversy over “chrislam.” I’m not going to link to any articles – Google tells the story, and it’s a sad …

Real Time Connections by Bob Roberts

Books: Real-Time Connections – Linking Your Job With God’s Global Work

Brandon Books, Culture

A few months ago I had the privilege of meeting Bob Roberts in his office in the Dallas area and he gave me a copy of his bo, Real Time Connections: Linking Your Job with God’s Global Work. He even signed it with the inscription “Change the world. Don’t let people go to hell. ~ Bob Roberts.” Simple task, right? …

Back to Real Purity

Brandon Family, Living

Another politician has fallen, along with another high-profile Pastor. Both stories come within weeks of each other. Adultery. The moral fabric of a home torn. Some marriages may survive it, though they’ll walk with a permanent limp. Others will never recover. Carnage will lie everywhere. Not nice to think about, is it? But we’ve got to face it head-on, especially …

Just Turn To Jesus, It’s That Simple

Brandon Living, Theology

Confession: Christianity is a mess! But that’s the tendency of religion isn’t it? We have too many denominations, too many moral failures among leaders, and too much quibbling over secondary issues. We argue about music styles, dress codes, and politics. Let’s admit it. And while we’re admitting, let’s admit that we’ve also messed up the message of the gospel. We …

I Think It’s Time To Be Concerned

Brandon Culture

I’m deeply concerned. Jesus made a bold statement once about the influence of believers when He said, “If the salt loses its savor, it is good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled under the foot of men.” I’ve just finished reading an article by Al Mohler that gives an articulate voice to a rising concern within Christianity …