This month, my life is perfectly split in two. Exactly 24 years ago this month, I turned 24. What I remember most from that month wasn't my birthday: It was this guy I met. He was very, VERY short. I remember that. So short, in fact, that the first time I met him, someone just... handed him to me. Seriously. They handed me a guy. I didn't really know how to interact with him, so…

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I want to know the motive We all saw what happened. And now come the questions. What could prompt someone to do something like that? Did he "snap"? Was he radicalized in some way? What was his background, his mindset? What was his childhood like? What of his gambling debts? What about his father's criminal past? Those are the questions, but they're not my questions. I want to know the motive, but I'm not so…

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Brant and Sherri have worked together for years now. In their recent podcast, they had an honest and truly helpful conversation about race, Charlottesville, and striving for unity and relationship. Sherri shares personal stories that shape her struggles, Brant shares what he wishes the church would do in light of racism in the news and in our country, and they offer some really helpful answers from two unique perspectives. Here is just a small excerpt:…

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FAQ: "Hey Brant: What do you guys do during the songs?" A: Sometimes, I do stuff like show Producer Sherri my "Listener Tracking Center", where I electronically stalk our radio and podcast listeners. FAQ: Oh, that's neat, and - WAIT: WHAT? A: Yep. It's pretty awesome. Here's video proof. (Yes, this is a joke.)

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Recently, I was asked for advice about feeling like an outcast in school. I probably didn't say the right thing, but I did say this: Better days are ahead. I also said that we can get mad at God about it. But you know what? You can’t criticize God for not understanding what it’s like to be an outcast. That’s one thing we can not do. He endured it.  In the very end he’s left…

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