A Lesson for Church Leaders from Ted Cruz’ Direct Mail Mishap

Brandon Communications

Cruz doesn’t see it as a mishap, and “won’t apologize” for it. But as a leader and church communications guy, I think he blew it when he used a direct piece designed to apply social pressure to potential voters in Iowa. In case you haven’t seen it, here’s a picture of the er the Cruz for President Campaign sent …

The Heaviness of My Heart for Spiritual Awakening In America

Brandon Culture

I’ve probably been reading too much news lately, and it has created a sense of heaviness in my heart. I tweeted yesterday, “For me, today, the world seems ‘scary big.’ And God is infinitely bigger.” A few friends assumed I must be going through some personal pain, but my feeling really flowed out of my observations about the erosion of our national …


To Every Pastor Who Is Ready to Give Up

Brandon Leadership

The article I wrote just a couple of days ago called From the Hear of One Pastor, I’m Sorry I Let You Down touched a nerve. It was viewed by thousands the first day it ran on I think this is partly because pastoral burnout and discouragement have reached epidemic levels. There are all kinds of factors behind this, but …

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Ranting on Facebook versus Doing the Hard Stuff

Brandon Culture

Ranting and raving on about how the immoral, evil, liberal, leftist, socialists have taken over and will be the demise of our country doesn’t equate to you “standing up for what is right” or “making a difference.” It means you can type. Congrats. I understand posting about issues you feel strongly about and have no problem with anyone who …

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Was the Grinch a Christian? Exposing the Real Grumps of Christmas

Brandon Culture

One of my favorite holiday movies is How the Grinch Stole Christmas, especially the new Jim Carrey version. Dr. Seuss invented a character that became so wildly popular, he’s now a cliche (i.e. “Don’t be such a grinch!”). Anyone who puts a damper on the holidays falls into the grinch category. As a Pastor, I’m immersed (often beyond my own comfort …