About Me

Hey there, I’m Brad Merchant. I enjoy spending time with my wife and two boys, readingwriting, eating great food, and spending time with friends. I once co-hosted a podcast about secondary leadership called the Backseat Leadership Podcast.

My blog posts are my “thoughts on life, theology, and books.” I add new content about once a month (roughly!) and typically highlight resources I find helpful. To make sure you don’t miss new articles, you can subscribe by email. You can also follow me on Twitter.

​My beautiful wife, Clarissa, and I have been married since 2014. We have two boys we adore and love so much. Here is a picture of us from 2022:

Here are a few of my favorite things:

  • Band: 1) Jon Foreman, 2) Shawn McDonald, 3) John Mayer, 4) all Christmas music 🙂
  • Hobby: 1) reading, 2) spending time with friends, 3) working out, 4) watching/playing basketball, 5) enjoying nature
  • Drink: Dr. Pepper
  • Food: 1) A great burger (Wahlburger!), 2) Steak, 3) A good sandwich, 4) Mexican
  • NFL: Houston Texans & Indianapolis Colts
  • NBA: San Antonio Spurs
  • NCAA: Purdue Boilermakers
  • Place: San Diego, California
  • City: Louisville, Kentucky
  • Book(s): Harry Potter Series (Rowling),
  • Theologians: Charles Spurgeon, Kelly Kapic, Tim Keller, Russell Moore, Ray Ortlund, James KA Smith, Nicholas Piotrowski, Dane Ortlund, Gregg Allison

I have written one book, Mentoring Like Jesus (Warner Press), that was released in November of 2017. I wrote a short blog post about the book on November 21, 2017.

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All opinions expressed on bradmerchantblog.com are my own, and should not be necessarily interpreted as representing any of the organizations that I work for.

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