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Two Good Reasons to Attend Church This Weekend

Brandon Culture

I recently told a friend, who happens to be agnostic, that he “shouldn’t” go to church. I know. That was dumb, right? I really didn’t mean that he should avoid attending church. Rather I meant that he, as a non-believer, wasn’t under any particular moral duty to attend church on the weekends. Instead of feeling as if he should attend church, …

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Life In the Faith Lane

Brandon Books

From the first chapter of Live, Love, Lead by Brian C. Houston, which I’m currently reading and thoroughly enjoying… As followers of Christ, we are called to follow in his footsteps, living a big life along a difficult path, journeying through the narrow gate toward a glorious future. God redeems us as his Spirit transforms us, making us like Jesus …

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2 Questions to Answer If You Want a Bigger, BOLDer Faith

Brandon Living

One minimalist definition of biblical faith is “expecting God’s best.” Unpacked, it means that faith is believing “that God exists, and that He rewards those who sincerely seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6 NLT) The direction we choose determines a lot about how life unfolds before us. Eeyore, the friend of Winnie the Pooh, wanders upon a stream, los at his reflection and …

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Dump Your Doubt, Take the Risk, and Lead Forward

Brandon Leadership

Nothing paralyzes good leadership like fear, and nothing fuels good leadership like taking risks in faith. Obviously, we must make decisions wisely, but when we know, it’s time to go. This is coming from a somewhat trigger-shy leader. If you know what a DISC profile is, I’m a high “I” and a fairly low “D.” That simply means, I want everybody …