About Me

I was born in Ogden, Utah and grew up in Clinton, Utah, where I live today.  I’ve brandonelgraduated 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.
My family
Books (all the books)
Dan Carlin’s “Hardcore History” podcast.
Pearl Jam
My friends and coworkers
Bluegrass music
“Expedition Unknown” TV Show.
Traveling, or at least WANTING TO TRAVEL
Reading different Bible translations
John Grisham and James Rollins
Gettysburg Battlefield
Old Time Hymns
Wesleyan Theology
Star Wars
Smelly Candles
My Family’s cabin
Sleeping in.

Picture is myself and my nephews Ethan and Liam.

Should you wish to contact me, feel free to drop me an email at brandonlbc@gmail.com. I’m also on Twitter @BrandonLBC


7 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. I am spending some time touring the blogging world and I am happy to have come across your blog. Your story about the weather event is a good read. I also read your core beliefs and I very much identify with what you have defined. I want to see more of your writing.


  2. Pleased to meet you.

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  3. Denzil - Life Sentences said:

    Hi Brandon, I’m pleased to come across your blog (invited by Calensariel!) and I am enjoying reading your interesting and insightful posts. So much so that I am happy to add your blog to my blogroll of “inspirational bloggers”. In the big picture it probably doesn’t mean a lot, as I am only a humble blogger with a small following. But I thought I would let you know.
    P.S. I’m even willing to forgive you for following Chelsea! 🙂

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    • Haha! Thanks for dropping by. She said you probably would. I appreciate anyone who takes a moment to read, much less leave a comment or two. As far as following Chelsea, hey nobody’s perfect and we Americans have to start somewhere!

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  4. Frank Mitchell said:

    Brandon, I truly enjoyed your comments on Tim Keller. I think you are reading him correctly. Respectfully, I disagree with much of his work and yours as well, but I found your reading of him to be refreshingly accurate. Two very nice posts. I came across your site by way of Google. (FYI)

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    • Thanks Frank. I appreciate your kind words. I’m definitely ok with people disagreeing with me. I know that it’s entirely possible that I’m wrong about a whole lot of things! I’m glad you found the site on Google. Thanks so much for dropping by and taking the time to leave a note! God Bless!


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