Vintage Boxing Ring In Arena

Sermon Video: In the Ring, Fight Fair

Brandon Preaching

This was one of the most difficult sermons I’ve ever preached, mainly because of the ways I’ve blown it in this area personally (which I’ll refer to in the message). Thankfully, as I’ve learned, when we lean harder into God’s grace through repentance, there is healing and recovery. Conflict isn’t always bad. It’s all about how we approach it. …

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A Lesson for Church Leaders from Ted Cruz’ Direct Mail Mishap

Brandon Communications

Cruz doesn’t see it as a mishap, and “won’t apologize” for it. But as a leader and church communications guy, I think he blew it when he used a direct piece designed to apply social pressure to potential voters in Iowa. In case you haven’t seen it, here’s a picture of the er the Cruz for President Campaign sent …

Small Groups

4 Ways You Can Use Social Media for Good

Brandon Communications

I just wrote an article for one of the best websites on the net for small group ministry, SmallGroups.com. Here’s the intro: No one can deny the popularity of social networking. It’s everywhere. It’s the cloud we breathe all the time without even thinking about it. If you’re like most people, you get anxious when you’re than eight steps …

Cat Mouth

If I Could Just Control My Mouth…

Brandon Living

The Apostle James said it best. The tongue is like a fire, or perhaps poison. When not under control, our mouths can destroy lives, especially our own. He went on to say, “If we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.” (James 3:2 NLT) Thankfully, James was a practical dude. He …

Know and Be Known

It’s Time to Speak Up! It’s Time to Get Social

Brandon Communications

The following is a brief excerpt from my new bo Rewired: How Using Today’s Technology Can Bring You Back to Deeper Relationships, Real Conversations, and Powerful Ways to Share God’s Love available at a bostore near you. Silence has a tendency to ruin things—not everything, mind you. We often need to cultivate silence in our lives in intentional ways for the health of our …