The Importance of Being Alone

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November 25th, 2015Posted by Brian

 

I recently chose to skip church one Sunday.

I didn't have a valid reason. I mean, I was feeling confused about life, and in a way, maybe a bit discouraged. But that wasn't the main cause. I just didn't feel like going.

So, I stayed home. It was actually really nice. Usually, when I stay home from church (unfortunately, it happens more often than it should), I just play video games or something. I waste…

Clumsiness & Flannels: Who Am I?

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November 16th, 2015Posted by Brian

 

Who am I?

I’m a bit crazy. I’m ridiculously clumsy. I’m occasionally witty.

I’m prone to hyperbole. I’m generally confused. I’m filled with anxiety. I’m easily annoyed.

I like wearing flannel with T-shirts. I like hosting radio shows and doing podcasts. I like listening to music.

I want to hang out with my friends more than I do. I want to be more involved at church. I desperately want to be in a relationship.

I’m always afraid that I’m going…

What If I'm Wrong?

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September 21st, 2015Posted by Brian

 

Originally published at The Back Row

When I started thinking about the overarching theme of my life as a Christian, it became readily apparent what I should write about.

Doubt. Perfectionism. Overthinking.

These are all issues that I deal with on a daily basis. It sounds like a lot, but they're all connected.

It really started when I became a Christian at age 10. One of the things I've always dealt with is a kind of obsessive personality.…

Corinthian Idol: The Fractured Focus of a Fan

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August 28th, 2015Posted by Brian

 

Originally published at The Back Row

I’ve listened to Christian music for about 12 years. Originally, I bought those compilations that you could buy at Walmart (featuring mostly Joel Engle…look him up if you don’t remember him). Eventually, I got bored with it. So, I moved on. After a couple years listening to almost exclusively secular music, I returned to the Christian music world.

I started listening to Casting Crowns. They were great. I loved pretty…