mogdesign

Wear the Belt of Truth

Brandon Devotional

I once had a conversation with some Amish gentlemen who were apparently having fun with my lack of knowledge about their culture. “Know why we wear these black suspenders?,” one asked, to which I replied, “No, why?” “To hold our pants up!,” he said as he and his friends LOL’d. We would assume that belts are made for the same …

Ir-rev-rend

Ir-rev-rend: Christianity Without the Pretense

Brandon Books, Church Planting, Culture, Living

Pastor Rick Warren has often said that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and an ounce of pretense is worth a pound of manure.” Fake faith is a pet peeve of mine, and it is certainly an issue God addresses rather directly in Scripture. I believe God is serious about it because ultimately, Christianity with pretense …

michael-holmes

How Important Is Character In Leadership?

Brandon Leadership

There was a recent study that suggested that power increases “moral hypocrisy.” That giving a person power makes that person feel entitled and causes a disconnect in their judgment. It also says that those in high-power positions tend to judge morality of others while not practicing what they preach. As if everyone NOT in power practices what they preach. Though …