Mere Christianity

Brandon Theology

I just finished reading C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity for the first time (I’ll be perusing it again in the future). Until purchasing the bo, I had little idea just how much influence the bo has had on modern Christianity. I was amazed at how many conversations my copy of the bo started. Once in a hospital waiting room, in …

Ella’s First Day of Kindergarten

Brandon Living

I’ve been saying for weeks now that I’m totally ay with Ella starting Kindergarten. Today was the day. We arrived in plenty of time to fight the terrible traffic mess that had gathered in front of the schools (someone thought it would be really bright to place two elementary schools right next to each other on a neighborhood street). We …

Bowing Before Aslan

Brandon Culture

Today, I saw The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for the first time. I have never read the fictional fantasy bos by the late C. S. Lewis, but I do appreciate Lewis’ other writings very much. The movie itself was, to my taste, not quite as entertaining as it could have been. What I did …

Don’t Blame the Church

Brandon Culture, Leadership

It’s apparent that there is a great departure from the church among twentysomethings. Recent studies have proven this statistically, but as a Pastor, I’ve watched it happen during my twelve years in ministry. It may be somewhat natural for young people becoming adults to experiment with living life their own way, including making choices about whether to continue the family …

Angie’s Surgery

Brandon Living

Angie was scheduled for surgery in Tulsa at 9:30 a.m. today. I set the alarm for 4:30 a.m. so that I could study and work a bit before making the two hour drive. The alarm failed and I awakened at 6:17, giving us exactly enough time to get ready and get out the door. All the way to Tulsa, I …