Let’s Fix Our Either-Or Thinking Problem for the Good of Evangelicalism 

May 5, 2016By BrandonCulture

“If we would just preach the word and lean on the Holy Spirit, we wouldn’t have to worry about ‘growing’ our churches…” “God has called pastors to be shepherds and prophets, not business leaders or strategists…” “We’re not supposed to have church services for seekers; church is for the saved…” “Don’t worry about attracting people to … Read More

The Great, Glorious Agenda of King Jesus

July 30, 2015By BrandonCulture

I posted something negative about abortion on and then watched a mini-landslide of come in calling me all kinds of not-nice names. Others jumped in to stand up for life but it just wasn’t a pretty moment at this table of strangers. This issue, among plenty of others, begs the question: will we ever … Read More

Living With a Single Priority

July 28, 2015By BrandonDevotional

Priorities. Did you know that word actually means pretty much nothing? The word priority comes from the Latin word prior which means former or first. That which is a priority is first. It’s the source out of which something else comes. So to have many different “firsts” somehow ranking against each other makes little sense. In other … Read More

What to Do When Your Church Seems to Be Dying

December 29, 2014By BrandonChurch Planting

No church leader I know wants to see another church close its doors. We need every local church, now than ever, if we’re going to fulfill the Great Commission as soon as possible. I’m a Baptist who still believes in the perpetuity of biblical, local New Testament churches until Jesus comes again. But each … Read More

The Way to Find Your Life Is to Lose It

July 31, 2014By BrandonDevotional

Success is something we place a lot of value on in the culture in which we live. We place a high value on achieving, on pushing forward and climbing higher and grasping at what we perceive as success. This comes as a result of our spirit of conquest and our competitive natures. But God’s Kingdom … Read More

King Jesus Saves and Reigns!

June 2, 2014By BrandonDevotional

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 … Read More

When the Church Is Working Right

July 8, 2013By BrandonGrace Hills 1 Comment

I believe that Jesus was the first church planter. I realize that most evangelicals refer to the Day of Pentecost as the “birthday of the church,” but the church was really born as Jesus began gathering His earliest disciples, and the plan and strategy for the church had been in existence for eternity already. Jesus … Read More