Have you ever looked around at everyone having an emotional experience at church and thought, “… am I missing something?” Brant has felt like this more times than he can count. He talks about how autism and his unique personality has shaped his experience with spirituality and the church. How has the church welcomed misfits well? What does true faith and spirituality actually look like? Read more in Brant’s book called “Blessed are the Misfits:…

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Here are four quick ways to tell: 1. Heroes see a need and they respond. So here’s our “bat signal” for you: CURE could heal MORE kids. We have the beds in our hospitals to do it. The missing piece? Donors. People willing to say, “I see what needs to be done, and I’m going to do it.” Here’s the equation. It’s really this simple: You + Action = Healed little bodies. That’s an opportunity…

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An excerpt from Blessed are the Misfits: Great News for Believers Who are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They’re Missing Something --- In A Beautiful Mind, Russell Crowe stars as mathematician John Nash. We see Nash in his college years, brilliantly succeeding at math, but finding it difficult to relate to humans. Nash doesn’t have many relationships other than his wife, his good friend Charles, and Charles’s sweet little niece, Marcee. Nash’s mathematical…

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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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