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Brant Talks with Jon Foreman in a Special Oddcast!

Brant has a deep conversation with Jon Foreman from Switchfoot about life, God and healing. Switchfoot is partnering with CURE International and when you give a donation to help heal a child with a disability, you can get a free copy of their new CD, called Where The Light Shines Through. Find out more at … Continue reading

In Defense of Christian Radio

This is a thing I just wrote about a common complaint we get. Look, I get it. “Christian radio” is many things, and not all of them great. I’ve worked in different radio formats, but have spent most of my time on Christian pop stations. I’ve seen all the sides of it. I know the artists, the record companies, the other Christian radio hosts, and the listeners. We’re all messed-up in our own uniquely horrible… … Continue reading

Help! What Does This Sign Even Mean?

Need your help. My friend Dale came across this sign in a hospital in his travels. We’re trying to figure out what it means. Please offer your own interpretation. Here are some of my faves so far from my Twitter account: “Frisbees are placed on patient for health reasons. You will be unable to remove them” “Do not smother the patients. If you do pray for forgiveness as soon as you are done” “Even though… … Continue reading

Did You Know Sleeping Can Teach Us Important Stuff About God?

Something to think about, maybe, before falling asleep tonight: I love God’s sense of humor. We humans get proud. All of us. We tend to think we’re the captain of our own ships. We are the Masters of Our Destinies! We are in control! We know what we’re doing! We’re… we’re… …really tired and need to lie… down… zzzzzzzzzz Yes. We’re designed to fall over, usually once every time the earth rotates, and curl up.… … Continue reading

A Final Word on Saeed Abedini

I feel sheepish writing this, for reasons I’ll explain. But I feel sheepish not writing it, too. So I’m writing this. Saeed Abedini was a listener to our radio show. He lived in Boise, Idaho, before being arrested and held prisoner in Iran. We talked about him a lot on the show, not because he was more important than other prisoners, but because we felt a personal connection, and knew he was held because of… … Continue reading

Hear Naghmeh, Pastor Saeed’s Wife, Talk to Brant About Saeed’s Release

Saeed Abedini, a Muslim convert to Christianity, was arrested in September 2012 in Iran because of his religious beliefs. He is among the four Americans Iran who were released on Saturday, according to U.S. and Iranian officials. For more than three years, evangelical activists have pressed President Obama to push for his release, arguing that it should be part of a larger nuclear deal. His case was the most high-profile religious persecution for Christians in… … Continue reading

The Myth of Private Sin

A friend of mine did something really, really bad a couple years ago.  Real bad.  Not “illegal” bad, but… bad enough that even this week, it showed up on page two of a metro newspaper, a thousand miles away from where he did it. I love this guy.  He’s fun, smart, and fairly new to Christian belief.  He’s accepted responsibility for what he did, and he’s had to live with it every day.  He told… … Continue reading