Brant’s Blog

Bump into a tree. See what falls.

Bump into a tree. See what falls.

Jesus talked about judging a tree. Here’s some stuff he didn’t say: “Want to know what kind of tree you’re dealing with? Just ask the tree. If it talks a good game, you can trust it.” “You know what kind of tree you’re dealing with, if the tree leads an awesome ministry. If it does […]

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Awesome New Book is Out! Woot!

Awesome New Book is Out! Woot!

So my new book (which I boldly referred to as "awesome" in the headline here) is now available! And here's a discussion guide, in case you want to talk about it with people. I promise:1) This book will be fun to read and lighthearted.2) This book will be a huge...

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Bing, Burl and Those Judgmental Christians

Bing, Burl and Those Judgmental Christians

(I wrote this originally for a radio industry site. Sherri said I should post it here, since non-radio peoople might want to read it. Maybe you will. Not sure. But here you go…) It’s Christmastime, which means joy, cheer, wreaths, kittens implausibly stuffed into stockings, peppermint lattes and – of course – reading complaints about […]

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A Modest Proposal for Christians Online

A Modest Proposal for Christians Online

Q: What do The Beatles, my parents, and the ’94 Lakers have in common? A: They couldn’t stay together. They all broke up. They just couldn’t make it work. This is not abnormal. This is the natural state of things. Shaq and Kobe could’ve dominated for a decade, but they couldn’t stand each other anymore. […]

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There is No “Just a Dog”

There is No “Just a Dog”

I couldn’t write this until now. Actually, I may not be able to write this now, either. Our dog, Nigel, died the other day. He was 15. I haven’t been able to talk about it, not even with friends. I have to quickly change the subject. I can’t handle the emotions. I’m serious. I’m going […]

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If Jesus Had a Blog: So I Had a Very Long Day

If Jesus Had a Blog: So I Had a Very Long Day

WOW… exhausting day. Long story short: I was in the temple courts, and the leaders tried to trap me in front of people. They brought in a woman, and announced they’d caught her WHILE committing adultery. They wanted to kill her right then and there… because that’s what the rules say. Anyway, John wrote about […]

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It’s FREE: The Unoffendable Small Group Questions Leaders Guide Is Here!

This stuff is DYNAMITE to talk about with people. It’s super-timely, too, which you may have noticed. Why does this make for such interesting and fruitful discussion? It’s at the very core of what it means to follow Christ. Remarkably, it’s rarely talked about. Everybody can relate to this, whether they admit it or not. […]

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5 Vastly Underrated, Incredibly Awesome Things About Being a Dad

5 Vastly Underrated, Incredibly Awesome Things About Being a Dad

(My goal was to write a blog every Thursday… and this is the THIRD WEEK IN A ROW I’m actually doing it. We ask you to celebrate responsibly. Please do not overturn cars or climb up light poles.) 5 Vastly Underrated, Incredibly Awesome Things About Being a Dad 1. Being a father is an opportunity […]

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