If you're not sure what to think about "The Shack" (or if you just want to hear more about how it was made,) check out this podcast. Brant sat down with the author of "The Shack," William Paul Young! They discuss the backlash, the writing process, and a little theology. The movie is now playing nationwide. It's sure to bring up lots of good conversation. Here's the trailer, if you haven't seen it yet!  

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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. And most will admit it, which is a beautiful thing. So here are some great starter questions for each chapter.…

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This is something I talked about on our radio show, and Producer Sherri and some others said I should post it, so here goes. 1. He takes responsibility. He's not an excuses guy. He doesn't run away from his own mistakes. He doesn't see himself as a victim. This, to me, is the essence of masculinity. There’s a word for a man who will not take responsibility: A child. 2. He practices self-denial. This can…

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Turns out, you can’t change a baby’s diaper from ten feet away. I tried. I was a new dad, had never changed a diaper in my life, and had a serious gag reflex. I loved our little boy, but… that’s disgusting. I didn’t want to see the dirty diaper or smell it or touch it. Gross. It would have been easy to steer clear of the whole process, save for one thing: I loved my…

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