Brandon J. O'Brien

Brandon J. O'Brien

Brandon J. O'Brien (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Director of Content Development for Redeemer City to City in New York City. He has published in Leadership Journal, Christianity Today, Relevant, and the Out of Ur blog and has been interviewed by and quoted in USA Today and other national newspapers. He is author of The Strategically Small Church (Bethany House, 2010) and co-author, with Randy Richards, of Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible (IVP 2012) and Paul Behaving Badly (IVP 2016).

He has a wide range of interests, but Brandon's primary goals in writing are to help Christians better understand the Scriptures, themselves, and their place in God's mission in the world. He has spoken to groups of pastors and lay leaders on issues ranging from small-church ministry to national trends in religion and in a variety of formats, from pastors retreats to writing seminars.

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    • Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

    • Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible
    • By: Brandon J. O'Brien, E. Randolph Richards
    • Narrated by: Allan Robertson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Drawing on their own cross cultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Culture and assumptions matter

    • By Adam Shields on 04-21-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Paul Behaving Badly

    • Was the Apostle a Racist, Chauvinist Jerk?
    • By: E. Randolph Richards, Brandon J. O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The Apostle Paul was kind of a jerk. He was arrogant and stubborn. He called his opponents derogatory, racist names. He legitimized slavery and silenced women....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good read

    • By Eric on 07-31-17

    Regular price: $22.74

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