Jesus, Hanging Out

Who Are You Hanging Out With These Days?

Brandon Devotional

When I was a college student living on a Christian college campus, I fell into the trap of often staying in the safety of the bubble. On campus, there was a bit of a micro-economy that remained pretty safe. You could eat, sleep, and study on campus and ‘do life’ only with those kids who were also Christian college students. While …

Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley: The Church Can Be Deep and Wide

Brandon Books

A little over a year ago, Angie and I started planting Grace Hills Church in northwest Arkansas, and one of our biggest hopes is that it’s a church that unchurched people to attend. So Andy Stanley’s newest bo, Deep & Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend caught my attention. I pre-ordered it and devoured it once it arrived. …

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 …