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. 

Dec 9

Advent, Time, and God-Centered Rhythms in a Me-Centered Age by Brett McCracken

The ancient church calendar rhythms and weekly worship rhythms of the local church can be powerful counter-formational forces in our lives.

Nov 4

Don’t Fill Every Open Moment with Content by Brett McCracken

Foolishness is rampant today in part because we’re rarely stationary enough to experience stillness. And stillness is a prerequisite for wisdom.

Oct 14

The Depressing Dead End of ‘Your Truth’ by Brett McCracken

We can choose the sources of where we look for truth. We can choose how we synthesize truth and apply it as wisdom in everyday circumstances. But we don’t get to choose whether or not something is true.

Aug 26

Christianity Can Be the Safest Space for Truth-Seeking Intellectuals by Brett McCracken

In a world where we increasingly walk on eggshells, Christianity can become a grace-filled haven for curious questioners, doubting dissidents, and anyone seeking truth in a world where partisan narratives take precedence.

Oct 30

Look at a River, Learn About God by Brett McCracken

Every Christian life and community should be a patch of green in its brown surroundings

Aug 18

Watch Your (Knowledge) Diet in the COVID-19 Crisis by Brett McCracken

For your short-term sanity and long-term wisdom, please don’t build your epistemological diet around the fleeting ephemera of social media.

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.