Jayson D. Bradley

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is the content strategist for the Overthink Group, and he writes regularly for MinistryAdvice.com.

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Whose Job Is It to Take Care of the Poor?

Whenever you see a left-leaning Christian talking to a conservative about poverty, it turns into…

4 ‘Humble’ Things That Aren’t Actually Humble

When Ben Franklin turned 20, he was determined to become virtuous. He put together a list of…

4 Times Jesus Used Sarcasm to Make a Point

It always strikes me as funny when I hear Gen Xers bad mouth millennials (which…

What Christians Get Wrong About ‘Accountability’

In nearly 30 years in evangelicalism, I’ve heard a lot of talk about Christian community.…

Christians Don’t Have to Agree All the Time

I often hear Christians say, “Christianity is not a religion; it’s a relationship.” And I’m…

Should Pastors Who Don’t Speak Up About Racism Resign?

I fear that churches in America are being run like corporations. And like many companies,…

Should We Still Be Looking for Ways to ‘Prove’ the Bible?

It was June 18, 1994, and I was having lunch with a non-Christian friend who…

The Spiritual Toll of America’s Food Waste Epidemic

When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the…

Why Aren’t More Christians Actually More ‘Christ-like’?

Whenever you see a left-leaning Christian talking to a conservative one about poverty, it turns…

The Case for Getting Out to Vote

This presidential election has been one of the most contentious in the history of our…

The Deep Problem with Christian Groupthink

Have you ever listened to a conversation in your small group or Bible study and…

Moving on From Moral Failure Is Tough But Not Impossible

When someone tells me their life goal is to live with no regrets, I tend…

Moving on From Moral Failure Is Not Impossible

Life Forgiveness is a large part of it. Share Facebook 152 Twitter 0 When someone…

Jesus and the Politics of Fear

There’s a dangerous political subtext that runs through New Testament. When Herod slaughtered the children…

The Problem with Voting for the ‘Most Christian’ Candidate

Jerry Falwell Jr. surely didn’t expect the fallout he received when he introduced Donald Trump…

Does America Really Need a Christian President?

In one of the most profound scenes in cinematic history, Michael Corleone stands in as…

All Christians Are Hypocrites

It’s probably no surprise that many people associate the word “Christian” with the word “hypocrite.”…

The Thing That’s Really Holding You Back

The Jewish, Islamic, and Christian creation stories all begin in a garden. God releases the…

Is the Church Ticking Off the Right People?

You’re going to have conflict; there’s no way around it. No matter how hard you…

Why Are We So Obsessed with Celebrity Tragedy?

“Where were you when they found Lamar Odom overdosed in a Nevada brothel?” That is…

How to Develop Opinions Worth Having

We all have opinions, and we all believe they’re informed and intelligent. Whenever we sense…

I Want to Vote for Donald Trump Just for Entertainment Value. Is That Wrong?

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Russell Wilson and the Problem with Christian Celebrity Culture

For the last couple of days, an interview Russell Wilson did with a pastor at…

Why Do People Take Gun Issues So Personally?

This week, President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions on gun control, including…

What Being Pro-Life Means in Light of the Death Penalty

It was with sadness, but not surprise, that I read about the decision to execute…

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Give Up on Church

The early ’90s were awash in books explaining why Generation X was abandoning church. In…

Things to Remember On Your Very Worst Day

The Holmes and Rahe stress scale lists the most stressful life situations in order of “life-change units.”…

It’s Time for Christians to Acknowledge Privilege

Open up any social media platform, and you’ll likely be confronted with entrenched opinions on…

Why Are We So Afraid of Silence?

I sat in the spiritual director’s office and wept. It was the darkest time I’d ever…

‘Christian Cleavage’ Probably Isn’t the Problem

There was a bit of outrage last week when a prominent Christian blogger published a…