I was born in Ogden, Utah and grew up in Clinton, Utah, where I live today. I’ve graduated from Weber State University twice, with degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice. I’ve worked both with churches and local forensics units (eclectic!) I’ve also lived in Central Florida.
I was raised in the Christian Reformed Church (CRCNA) at Family In Christ CRC in Ogden. When I first went into college, I decided I wanted to be a pastor in that denomination. However I eventually became disillusioned with conservative Christianity, so disillusioned that I left the church. During this time I examined what I believed and why. While this was very difficult I credit that “wilderness experience” with refining my faith into something even stronger and bringing me even closer to God. I am now a member of the United Methodist Church. I attend Community United Methodist Church in Ogden, where I am pursuing candidacy in the UMC Local Pastor program. I even get to preach on occasion, and I also teach adult education. The opinions expressed on this blog are a result of my evolving faith and do not necessarily reflect the position of The United Methodist Church or Community United Methodist Church. I do not speak for either of those entities in any way.
My interests include Christian Theology, comparative religions, inter-faith relations, military history, ancient history, coffee, more coffee, craft beer, fishing, severe weather, baseball (Go Rockies!), hockey (Go Avs Go!), soccer, and the occasional video game. I love to read a ton about the US Civil War, World War II, Roman history, traveling, and Christian Living.
A few of my favorite things:
“Ghost Adventures” TV Show.
“Tom Clancy’s The Division” video game.
Books (all the books)
Dan Carlin’s “Hardcore History” podcast.
My friends and coworkers
“Expedition Unknown” TV Show.
Traveling, or at least WANTING TO TRAVEL
Reading different Bible translations
John Grisham and James Rollins
Old Time Hymns
My Family’s cabin
Picture is myself and my nephews Ethan and Liam.
Should you wish to contact me, feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m also on Twitter @BrandonLBC