Fresh Stories I’ve Bookmarked This Week

July 19, 2012By BrandonCulture 1 Comment

You can’t lead and pour into others if you aren’t taking in a steady diet of life-building content yourself. Here are some stories I’ve bomarked lately, some on marriage, others on leadership, and a few on communications and design. Read what you like. 10 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve Your Blog Posts Your … Read More

Metrics: Balancing Stats and Stories

April 25, 2012By BrandonLeadership 1 Comment

Church metrics. That’s not a very pretty phrase. In fact, for many, it seems cold. If church becomes a numbers game, then people become “just a number,” and when people are just a number, we’ve failed to emulate the ministry of Jesus. But if we fail to count anybody, we allow people to slip through … Read More

Get Personal to Preach More Powerfully

March 1, 2012By BrandonPreaching

When I was in Bible college, I was taught the same basic sermon preparation methods that thousands of other preachers have learned. It’s a ar out that usually begins with a major proposition, continues with several major points, each supported with explanatory illustrations and then a conclusion that summarizes the truths presented. There’s nothing wrong … Read More

Baby Sam Takes Over the World

January 17, 2011By BrandonLiving 2 Comments

Some stories are timeless, like this one, written by one Ella Grace, my eight-year-old daughter. Enjoy. Once there was a baby named Sam and he had the smelliest diaper in the world. He had decided to that if he distracted his family he could make a run for the White House. So one day he … Read More