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That Time God Told a Man to Kill His Only Son

Brandon Theology

Our culture has bought into this strange notion that we are ever-evolving in our enlightenment and everyone who is old and dead is dumb. Everything we thought pre-Elvis is primitive and ignorant. So ancient story about God visiting an old man named Abraham and instructing him to sacrifice his teenaged son Isaac on an altar with a knife is downright …

Gospel of God

To Understand the Gospel, First Understand God

Brandon Devotional

There are three things I know beyond the shadow of a doubt… There is a God. I am not him. Neither are you. I know that if we were to make up our own “god,” he wouldn’t resemble the God of the Bible much. I know that because that’s what humanity has done repeatedly and still does today. It’s easier …

There is good news.

King Jesus Saves and Reigns!

Brandon Devotional

We to take biblical words and weaken their meanings by adopting them for our own usage. One such word is “gospel.” We use it in a light-hearted way when we refer to something as “the gospel truth.” Like when we say, “Donald Trump’s hair is amazing – that’s the gospel truth!” Not only are we stating something subjective in …

The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler

Getting Explicit About the Gospel

Brandon Books, Theology

Rick Warren said, “If you read only one bo this year, make it this one. It’s that important.” The gospel is a message that never loses its relevancy and always needs retelling. I found Matt Chandler’s The Explicit Gospel to be an awesome retelling of it. Chandler’s explanation of the gospel is ultra-clear, and while I detect that hint of his …