‘The Brant Hansen Show’ Category Archive

Danger: Here are the Writings of a Crazy Man

I’m going to write this post in ten minutes. It’s going to sound crazy. Be forewarned. And I’m disabling comments because I don’t want to have a big race argument. (Although, I must, say, I’m really pleased on the whole with how kind people generally are in the comments on this blog toward one another. I just know how posts like this can attract the opposite.)   Here’s where I bring the crazy: If you… … Continue reading

She Never Crushed Me

So there we are, then and now. And yes, we were blurry. Those were blurry times. Everything was blurry in 1990. It was before we all switched to our HD selves in the 2000’s. Marriage is hard. And if you’re paying attention, there’s a tip-off right at the start to let you know it’s going to be a challenge: They have you take solemn vows, in front of a crowd of witnesses, when you swear… … Continue reading

If Jesus Had a Blog: I’m Telling You Who I Am

What up. Haven’t blogged in awhile. Big crowds! …of course, they disappear when I lay out what it means to follow me. But attracting a crowd is never, ever the point. Hopefully, people will remember that. Anyway, just wanted to sum up some of the stuff I’ve said in public, in case you’ve missed it! Here you go! (I put my words in a different color because you guys like that kind of thing.) I… … Continue reading

You Just Wait

  Your wife is expecting. “This is going to be pretty exciting,” you say. They say, “You just wait.” “You just wait, because you won’t be getting any sleep anymore, once that baby’s born. It’s all over. It gets harder. It gets worse.”   Your baby is fun. You think it’s hilarious, how he’s amused by one particular stuffed dog above all other toys. They say, “You just wait.” “Just wait, because when that kid… … Continue reading

If Jesus Had a Blog: I Am the Way

Hey what’s up. Haven’t been blogging a lot lately. Some major stuff is happening. I was having a big dinner with my friends, and had to fill them in on some pretty heavy stuff. Anyway, here’s part of the conversation: 5 Thomas said to me, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 I answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you… … Continue reading

The Krusty Sage Talks Yoga Pants. Finally.

(If you’re unfamiliar with the Krusty Sage: Please know I have NO idea who this guy is. He just goes off. If you’re offended, well, please know I am, too, so there’s no use complaining to me about it. Kinda irks me that he can hijack this website all the time. Wow.) ———— The Krusty Sage wants to weigh in on something: This whole Christian-tight-pants-or-whatever thing. The Sage doesn’t spend time, normally, talking yoga pants.… … Continue reading

God’s Favorite Team? No, Really.

I’m not sure which Super Bowl team is more “Christian”. I mean, the Seahawks have Kam Chancellor and Russell Wilson and they say Christian stuff. But then they lose Good Person Points because of Marshawn Lynch’s post-touchdown moves. And the Patriots may be cheaters, and that clearly loses points. On the other hand, they’ve tried valiantly in press conference to avoid making junior high-level jokes about deflated footballs. So that’s something. Since we’re all talking… … Continue reading

Yes, How You Do It Matters

“Our ministry reached X number of people for Christ this year!” That’s wonderful. Really! And, say, if we find out your ministry wasted $10 million, didn’t follow through on agreements, manipulated people to get donations, featured abusive, ego-driven leadership, reached settlements in multiple harassment lawsuits, and ramrodded its agenda over other ministries, we might guess what you’ll say: “But our ministry reached X number of people for Christ this year!” Some people will buy this.… … Continue reading

If Jesus Had a Blog: What Success Looks Like

Going to be a short blog entry today. LOTS of stuff going on. Things are way tense. Anyway, having some tough conversations. I had to turn to the guys, and make some things very clear: “If anyone wants to come with me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.“  And then I said: “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life, because of me,… … Continue reading