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Christians Can Have More Than Fun!

Happy teenager laughingHave you noticed how much we American Christians like to focus on fun? People invite me to their events to show that “Christians can have fun.” Slogans like “Christians should have more fun than anyone” commonly get thrown around. Understand, I like to have fun as much as anyone. As a Christian entertainer I work hard to help people have fun. However, I’m not sure our obsession with fun is biblical, or even healthy.
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Posted by Brad Brown, on September 26, 2014
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Tips for Halloween Outreaches

Jack-o-lanternHalloween is becoming a bigger and bigger event in our culture, and many churches take advantage of it for community outreach. I have been a part of many such events, big and small. Here are a few thoughts if you are doing one.
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Posted by Brad Brown, on September 24, 2014
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Magic is not Just for Children

Baby examining grassMany think of magic as being a kid’s thing. It’s not. Kids don’t need it. Adults do.

Don’t get me wrong, kids enjoy magic programs. Magic can be a great tool for clearly presenting a memorable lesson. However, kids, especially younger ones, don’t need it because they haven’t lost their sense of wonder. They can still see the wonders, large and small, that surround us every day.
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Posted by Brad Brown, on January 21, 2014
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Christmas is Coming!

The cultural juggernaut that is Christmas is coming! Can I be honest with you? There’s a lot about Christmas that I really don’t like. There, I said it.

Stressed out at Christmas!I don’t like the stress and traffic. I really don’t like the display of consumerism and greed. I don’t like that people feel compelled to spend money they don’t have to buy people stuff they don’t need. I don’t like that people are made to feel like a failure if they can’t deliver a Christmas experience that rivals any Norman Rockwell illustration. And I really, really don’t like that in a holiday that’s ostensibly all about Jesus, he typically takes last place.
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Posted by Brad Brown, on November 10, 2013
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“Christianity” is Meaningless!

Sunbeams Backlighting CrossWhat does it mean when someone calls themselves a Christian? Many times, when we hear someone use the word “Christian” we assume they mean the same thing we do. However, that is not a safe assumption at all. Unfortunately, the word ha so many different meanings, that it has become basically meaningless.
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Posted by Brad Brown, on September 17, 2013
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