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For those of you who have forgotten what I said two weeks ago, or were not present, we started a series entitled, “How Did We Get Here?” It is series through the Book of Genesis. It is not merely fixated on the literal question, ‘how did we get here’, but it also…(Read More)

  Throughout the Fall of 2011 I was in the midst of networking in preparation for the planting of The Embassy Church. During this process a pastor in my city invited me to a gathering that featured his mentor, a professor of Missiology at a large denominational seminary, as the keynote speaker. When we were…(Read More)

Last week Pastor Brandon reminded us that while divine wisdom is deemed foolish by humanity, it is in fact the greatest display of wisdom from the greatest conceivable mind. In fact, the apparent foolishness of divine actions is due to the limitations and fallenness of humanity. We deem it folly because it makes no sense…(Read More)


Pastor Brandon initiates out time in Paul’s letter to the Corinthians by pointing out the nature of Paul’s concern. The church was divided according to the personalities of charismatic teachers. Paul deemed such divisions inconsistent with the Gospel. In response, Paul challenges them by asking, “Is Christ divided?” How much have we recreated…(Read More)


Pastor Matt Patrick, of the The Well Church, visited and edified by reminding us that God has bestowed blessing upon us and, after receiving this blessing, we have the pleasure of being a blessing to others. He did it all for the sake of making his name famous throughout the world. “May the nations be…(Read More)

  In an attempt to nurture “diversity and integration” we have recognized the need to address preconceived notions regarding the Bible. One of the issues that must be addressed is what J. Daniel Hays refers to as “cultural pre-understanding.” We tend to read our cultural norms into the scriptures and, consequently, undermine…(Read More)

  The following is an excerpt from a paper that Pastor Brandon wrote in defense of cross-culturalism. His assertion is that Luke presupposed the integration of the Church while writing the Book of Acts. Acts 1:8, the programmatic verse of the book, clearly presents this agenda and the rest of the…(Read More)