Cathedral, Religion, Church

Burdened With Religion, But Not Born Again

Brandon Devotional

“You religious or something?” Greg Stier, founder of Dare 2 Share tells the story of a random meeting in a coffee shop with a goth’d out guy who asked him that question with a bit of a sneer. Greg responded wisely, “No man, I can’t stand religious people. They make me sick!” His reply sparked a dialog that eventually had the …

Old Pews

Let’s Fight FOR Worship!

Brandon Theology

Everybody worships. Not everyone believes in God, or in gods, or in the God of the Bible, but everyone worships. Everybody ascribes worth to something, which is one of the basic definitions of worship. My favorite bo about worship, outside the Bible, is Warren Wiersbe’s Real Worship: Playground, Battleground, or Holy Ground?. Wiersbe offers this concise definition of worship… Worship is …

Boy

Can You Just Heal My Boy?

Brandon Living

“I begged your disciples to cast out the spirit, but they couldn’t do it.” (Luke 9:40 NLT) The disciples had plenty of great experiences to boast about. They were in the inner circle. They had been hanging out with one of Israel’s most popular rabbis. But on this day, they were powerless. They had religious solutions to offer, but this …

oldtime

We Need That Old Time Religion!

Brandon Culture, Living

I’m writing this article to a generation that might never have heard the old song, Old Time Religion (so I included a clip from an old movie for you). I grew up in an old-fashioned church. We had an old building, built in 1833, and an old cemetery with civil war era headstones. We sang old songs on old instruments …