Brett McCracken

Brett McCracken is a senior editor for The Gospel Coalition and author of Hipster Christianity: When Church & Cool Collide (Baker, 2010), Gray Matters: Navigating the Space Between Legalism & Liberty (Baker, 2013), and Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community (Crossway, 2017). Brett is currently pursuing a master’s in theology at Talbot School of Theology. Brett and his wife Kira live in Santa Ana, California and are active in their local church, Southlands, where Brett serves as a pastor/elder. 

May 21

How to Avoid Anger Overload in the Digital Age by Brett McCracken

Are humans situated in specific contexts meant to bear the weight of a world’s worth of grief and outrage?

Apr 27

Three Reasons Church Unity is Important by Brett McCracken

A unified church is one of the strongest evidences of the truth of the gospel.

Apr 16

What if We Applied “For Better or Worse” to Church Commitment? by Brett McCracken

The church as a bride isn’t just a random, pleasant metaphor in Scripture. It’s of profound theological importance.

Mar 30

Discipleship Is Not Consumer-Friendly by Brett McCracken

Churches that attempt to accommodate the moving-target needs of individual “spiritual quests” are not doing anyone a favor.

Feb 20

Five Likely Losses from Taking Up Your Cross by Brett McCracken

Every taking-up-our-cross loss that we endure is worth it. For Christ and for us in him, weakness, suffering, and loss are not the end of the story.

Jan 15

Heresy Often Begins with Boredom by Brett McCracken

We should see orthodoxy as beautiful because it is bigger than us. It came before us and will be there after we’re gone.

Dec 12

Sing Your Heart Out at Church (Even If You Hate the Music) by Brett McCracken

Putting aside preferences and embracing common, unified, God-centered worship is part of what it means to follow Jesus together.

Nov 20

Lordship is Not Legalism by Brett McCracken

What does countercultural Christianity look like in America today?

Oct 22

Learn to Love Your Uncomfortable Church by Brett McCracken

How do we stick with our uncomfortable church long enough to see this growth happen? How can we endure—no, learn to love—our uncomfortable church in spite of its frustrating imperfections?

Sep 24

8 Ways to Battle Comfort Idolatry by Brett McCracken

One of Christianity’s greatest idolatries today is also one of the most subtle and insidious: the idolatry of comfort.