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At Least 10 Things Great Churches Are FOR

Brandon Culture

Is it just me, or has the Internet and social media seemingly been flooded lately by a whole lot of vocal people expressing just how many things they’re against? There’s a culture war going on, and it isn’t just the right versus the left. Society seems divided into all kinds of tribes and micro-communities, but issue after issue keeps dividing those …

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Lies Men Believe About Marriage: She Just ‘Gets’ Me

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One of the entertaining things I’ve gotten to do as a pastor for twenty years is to give counsel to engaged couples about their upcoming life together as a married couple. I say that it’s entertaining because, while I’m trying to give advice to prepare them for the blessed-but-bren road ahead, they usually have a certain lo in their …

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Two Good Reasons to Attend Church This Weekend

Brandon Culture

I recently told a friend, who happens to be agnostic, that he “shouldn’t” go to church. I know. That was dumb, right? I really didn’t mean that he should avoid attending church. Rather I meant that he, as a non-believer, wasn’t under any particular moral duty to attend church on the weekends. Instead of feeling as if he should attend church, …

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Life In the Faith Lane

Brandon Books

From the first chapter of Live, Love, Lead by Brian C. Houston, which I’m currently reading and thoroughly enjoying… As followers of Christ, we are called to follow in his footsteps, living a big life along a difficult path, journeying through the narrow gate toward a glorious future. God redeems us as his Spirit transforms us, making us like Jesus …