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Good News: God’s Got Your Back

Brandon Living

You to the high road, made a sacrificial choice, and seemed to lose while the other guy played dirty and made some gains because of it. Sound like your life? Then you might be encouraged by one of history’s greatest sermons, preached by One who knew quite personally what it felt like to make sacrificial choices and seemingly lose in …

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Rainbows, Flags, and the Immeasurable Love and Grace of God. Yes, #LoveWins

Brandon Culture

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks in American culture. As one guy on put it, “My newsfeed los like the confederate army declared war on a Skittles factory.” We’ve certainly seen a lot of flags and rainbows. And rainbow flags, of course. Not because you haven’t heard, but for the sake of context, the Supreme Court of the …

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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 …

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3 False Sources of Confidence in Ministry Leadership

Brandon Leadership

“I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.” So wrote the elder Paul to younger Timothy (1 Timothy 1:12 NLT) Paul’s words are the introduction to the Bible’s three volume textbo on pastoral ministry (1 & 2 Timothy and Titus). And in that introduction, Paul issues a …