Blog Posts, Page 2

Framed pictures on a wall

Reminders of What Matters

In my comfy living room, I have a big screen TV. (Because I'm an American, and that's what we do.) Above it, I have photos from some of my travels. I put them up because they mean more to me than some...

Magi worshipping Jesus

The Real Baby Jesus

I just heard a new Christmas song on the radio. It was lovely. But it also contained some pretty weak theology. It was about how Jesus came to save us with joy and restore the child in us. It reminded...

Yellow flower growing in rubble

The Hidden Beauty of the Local Church

The church is the metaphorical body of Christ. It consists of all followers of Jesus; and crosses denominational, racial, and national lines. The local church is a geographic segment of that global...

Tools

Magic is not Ministry

I do magic, but magic is not ministry. That may sound strange coming from someone with a "magic ministry," but it's true. Ministry happens when there is a connection between people where...

Brad performing on stage

My Journey So Far

I'd like to share a bit about where I am. Before I do that, a bit of history. I've been performing magic pretty much my whole life. In 2004, I quit my "real" job as a computer programmer to...

White eggs with faces laughing at brown egg

Us vs. Them

Racism is immoral. It's the antithesis of the teaching of Scripture. It's socially unacceptable. And it's just incorrect. There is simply no basis in fact for believing one race is inferior to...

Compass with needle pointing to the word Values

Absolute Offense

Our culture no longer believes in moral absolutes. Everyone decides for themselves what's right or wrong. This leads to a major social problem. A shared moral compass plays an important role in a...

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Outrage

Though it isn't the kind of thing I typically deal with here, I want to address a cultural issue, outrage. It's everywhere in our culture. And it's not a coincidence. It's by design. There are a lot...

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I Refuse...

I became involved as a volunteer with Compassion International around 1990. Around that time, about 40,000 children died each day from preventable causes, such as lack of clean drinking water, proper...

Magnifying glass and small print

Disclaimers that Aren't in Bible

Disclaimers. You know, that fine print that tells us why something doesn't mean what it says. They seem to be everywhere. They explain that your phone's "unlimited" data plan isn't really...