Can We Save the Word “Evangelical”?

Many people in the Christian world are facing this issue of hijacked terminology.  The words have lost much of their true meaning to fiery new meanings and seem to be beyond redemption. Many Christians caught in the middle of this are ready to simply forfeit the words and come up with new terminology for the Christian faith, marking a clear distinction between the moderate Christians who use the terms and those who misuse them on the ends of the spectrum.One such word is Evangelical. There is … [Read more...]

God Will Never Give Us What We Deserve

We sinned against him, but he didn’t give us the punishment we deserved. His love for his followers is as high above us as heaven is above the earth. And he has taken our sins as far away from us as the east is from the west. The LORD is as kind to his followers as a father is to his children. He knows all about us. He knows we are made from dust. Psalm 103:10-14 (ERV) Last night a friend of mine posted this scripture on his Facebook. I read it right before I went to bed and f … [Read more...]

The Church, New Age, Love, & Fear (Brandan on #StephenSoulTalks)

Last week I had the awesome opportunity to sit down with Stephen Lovegrove for his YouTube show, Stephen Soul Talks, to chat about all things spiritual. Stephen asks some great questions and sparks some fantastic conversations centering around everything from the Church, New Age Mysticism, and the power of love. Stephen is a very awakened guy who offers a ton of great insights of his own, so I know that you will benefit from listening in to our conversation! Enjoy!Grace and Peace- Brandan … [Read more...]

Millennial Evangelicalism?

I am an Evangelical.But what does that label even mean anymore?A few days ago I was sitting around chatting with a few new friends at my Bible College. One of them was a young Canadian and another was a middle aged former soldier in the U.S. Armed forces. As we conversed with each other, we ended up on the topic of politics and how many companies and businesses in the United States give millions to political and social causes and somehow we ended up talking about McDonalds. My USAF … [Read more...]

John MacArthur, Bad Theology, and LGBTQ Suicides (It’s time for CHANGE)

Yesterday, my friend Benjamin Corey posted a video on his blog featuring the well-known Fundamentalist mega-pastor Dr. John MacArthur answering a question he received concerning how to respond if your son comes out as gay. When I clicked on the video, I expected to hear something along the lines of "call them to repentance", "extend the grace of God to them", or "pray for them"- all of which are popular responses of those who hold a conservative view of homosexuality. While those responses … [Read more...]

We Make The Road By Walking

Today is the day that my friend Brian McLaren's newest book We Make The Road By Walking releases on Amazon and wherever books are sold. This new book is very different than anything Brian has written before in that it is not really a book at all. What Brian has created is a devotional/lectionary of sorts that goes through a year's worth of scripture and offers his always fresh, well informed, life-giving insights on the text. It really is like a sermon from Brian on every major portion of the … [Read more...]