Me and My Father-in-law at My First Church

Get Personal to Preach More Powerfully

Brandon Preaching

When I was in Bible college, I was taught the same basic sermon preparation methods that thousands of other preachers have learned. It’s a ar out that usually begins with a major proposition, continues with several major points, each supported with explanatory illustrations and then a conclusion that summarizes the truths presented. There’s nothing wrong with that approach, but my …

Have a Warm Christmas

Think “Warm” As You Plan Your Church’s Christmas Calendar

Brandon Communications, Preaching

I’ve never really considered this before, but Gary Molander makes a pretty deep point about where our audience is when we go into the holiday season. As we design communication pieces, craft messages, and plan services, it’s a good idea to think about the perspective from which our audience is listening – not for the purpose of making the message …

crying-baby

Why?… Sounds A Lot Like Waaa!

Brandon Living

My wife, Angie, and I have been riding an emotional roller coaster lately when it comes to the particular issue of having children. Her and I have both spen and written about this before. Infertility (for us, it’s secondary infertility – we have one) produces this up and down. Every month is another roller coaster ride, a waiting game.