About this blog

100_0084I am an ordained elder-in-full-connection in the United Methodist Church. I currently serve as an Associate Pastor at the Cannon United Methodist Church in Snellville, Georgia. I received a Master of Divinity at Emory University’s Candler School of theology in 2007 and was ordained in 2010. I have undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

This blog often deals with themes and ideas related to my preaching and other church work. I enjoy thinking through questions that emerge at the intersection of Christian faith and culture. Since culture—any culture—makes its own quasi-religious claims that will never align nicely with God’s kingdom, the tone of my entries often have a Christian-apologetic slant. Thus the subtitle of my blog, from Mark 9:24: “I believe; help my unbelief.” I want to help.

Simply from a practical perspective, this blog is a nice archive of my sermons. The blog’s search engine is a handy too—even to me! Enjoy!

7 thoughts on “About this blog”

  1. Is there someway I,(and others) can subscribe to your blog, so I get an email or something when you make updates?

  2. If you click on the “Entries” link at the bottom of this page, you can subscribe via RSS. I’m not totally sure what that means, but most web browsers have RSS readers built in. I think there’s some way to get automatic notification through that.

    I know you can also subscribe to a comment thread and get notified via email. You have this option, I think, whenever you leave a comment.

    You know what would be nice? If our church had some kind of communications director who could give us this kind of information. 😉

  3. The RSS feed would definitely be a useful too in subscribing to this blog. If you use iGoogle or the Yahoo personalized page you could subscribe via RSS. And you could use this Facebook app to subscribe too: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=5315590686 so it updates your Facebook page.

    Or Brent could make his Facebook status update every time he posts here with a WordPress plugin.

    Lots of different options I think.

  4. Hello Brent,

    You need to update this page! Your About paragraph above and the Related Web Pages as well all need to be brought up to date.

  5. Brent, It has been several years since we have seen each other, but Gail and I still have fond memories of you, your wife Lisa and unborn child, and about 10 other people in one of the Disciple Groups I led for about 15 yrs. I used to see you at annual conference but I am not a delegate from Tucker First UMC ay longer (served for abt 20 yrs).
    I enjoyed your recent sermon on the prodigal son as I have been teaching on the Parables of Jesus for the last 2 months in the COMET Class at Tucker First ( 50 years as teacher). I have been reading many of your sermons over the last many years dating back to your pastoring at Hampton and now at Toccoa First.
    Tell Lisa Gail and I have very fond memories of you both.
    With warmest regards,
    Jim Cook & Gail

    1. Thank you so much, Jim! I’ll pass this along to Lisa, too. We have fond memories of that Disciple I class—just one of the best small-group experiences we’ve ever had.

      Like you, I’m sure, I’m sorry about Yellow Jackets these days! 🐝🐝🐝 Cheering them on, as always.

      God’s blessings on you!


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