Victory

When We Disagree, We Should Declare…

Brandon Culture

There are a few options here, but typically we fall to either declaring war or declaring for those with whom we disagree. Some causes are worth fighting for and many issues demand a debate, but when Christians choose the wrong battles, it gives the distinct impression it’s an “us vs. them” situation. The better alternative is “us FOR them.” …

Politics Won’t Save the World

Brandon Culture

On my profile, when asked to state my political views, I simply put, “If I thought politics could save the world, I wouldn’t be a Pastor.” I’m just not that into it. Plenty of people will read this and assume I don’t care. It’s not that I don’t care, I care deeply. I vote. I sometimes contact people in …

Nineteen Reasons Baptists Should Stop Voting on Stuff

Brandon Leadership

I’m not seriously calling for the abolition of voting among churches, just a severe reduction in the practice. I’m a strong believer in the autonomy of the local church, but I’m the first to admit, I don’t like church “business.” I was once the Pastor of a church in central Arkansas that had battled years of political scheming and the …

Why I’m Moved by the Inauguration of President Barack Obama

Brandon Culture

I’ll be brief. I’m moved… I’m moved by Rick Warren’s prayer. It was nice to hear him pray the entire mo prayer and to call for civility when differing, which indeed allows for differing. I’m moved by the election of America’s first African-American president. That’s significant. I’m moved by what his election says about the sanctity of life. What? Well, …