Why does Brave Daily exist?

Being a believer can be difficult, we get it. We get it because this entire mission stemmed from our own reflections on life as a Christ follower. And it’s no wonder the spiritual life is often referred to in militaristic images, like taking up the sword and shield – being a believer requires courage and bravery, day in and day out.

Brave Daily is a consistent, grounded space for believers to feel safe. Our primary focus is to educate and encourage you. We do that by leading you back to the gospel message through our blog articles, book reviews, pastor interviews, and more. Our emphasis has been on reading and writing because that’s how we tend to have been changed ourselves.

Brave Daily exists to help you live out your calling through faithful conversations.

Looking for a great place to get started? Consider starting here at our blog.

Meet the Team

Arliss Veldhuizen

Arliss Veldhuizen

Faith Blogger + Smile Junkie

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Arliss is a follower of Jesus and a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA (Major in Writing and Rhetoric, Minor in Spanish). Her passion is sharing the love and truth of Jesus through the words he’s given to her, with the hope that she will learn more about God and teach others along the way. She wants Brave Daily to be an outreach to fellow brothers and sisters, but also to those who don’t believe. Arliss believes that words have the power to shed light to the world and she just wants to be a part of it.

Jackie Baker

Jackie Baker

Lover of Story + Aspiring Bassist

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A lifelong lover of good stories, Jackie is obsessed with connecting every person and experience to the Greatest Story. She earned her Communication Arts degree from Malone University and has worked in digital marketing for over a decade. Jackie’s greatest earthly joys are serving alongside and laughing with her husband, Ben, and exploring nature with her kids, Isaac and Nora. Jackie and her family are currently on a church planting adventure in Columbus, Ohio, where Jackie serves as Communications Director and plays bass guitar.

Jason Brueckner

Jason Brueckner

Editor + Content Warden

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Creative leader with education in Biblical Exegesis and a passion to see lives renewed by the Gospel. Jason studied at Malone University (Bible & Theology, B.A.) and Wheaton College Graduate School (Biblical Exegesis, M.A.). By day, he works as the Project Manager and Content Writer at a local network of churches, Christ Community Chapel. By night he tries to keep things in line here at Brave Daily.

Don Haflich

Don Haflich

Resident Apologetic

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As the crazy and mildly energetic founder of Solid-State Apologetics, Don spends his days frolicking around the Front Range of Colorado. When he’s not with his family you can usually find him buried deep in some volume on theology and philosophy or busily typing away in a corner somewhere.

Micah Hasty

Micah Hasty

Pastor + Book Reviewing Machine

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Disciple. Mentor. Husband. Dad. Pastor. Creative. Worship. Professor. Biblical Authority. People. Sacrifice. Accountability. Serving Others. Connecting w/ God.

Maybe, You?

Maybe, You?

Guest Writer

Contact Brave Daily.

Brave Daily is always accepting applications for those who would like to be a part of our writing and reviewing team. Drop us a note using our contact page to let us know that you’re interested or have a new idea of how we can improve our website.

Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones

Author + Pastor

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Joshua is a writer, mentor, and preacher based in Nottingham, England. He is the author of the book, Forbidden Friendships: Retaking the Biblical gift of male-female friendship. He loves sharing good coffee with his family and close friends. #BeardGoals

Matthew Lloyd

Matthew Lloyd

Held Accountable to Plant Churches

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Matthew spends most of the day in a cubicle as an accountant and the rest of the time as a church planter. He holds a double major in accounting and economics from Emory and Henry College and a Master’s of Accounting from Liberty University. He resides with his wife in rural Southwest Virginia with one small, spunky dog.

Kailynn Nelson

Kailynn Nelson

Bible Nerd When Not Horsing Around

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Kailynn graduated from Colorado Christian University, where she majored in theology. She is a Christian, writer, thinker, Bible nerd, equestrian/horse lover, and loves social media love — with a passion for encouraging people to dive deeper with their faith and with the Bible. This passion is what motivates her to write and to share with others what she has found.

Mike Reynolds

Mike Reynolds

In-House Academic

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Mike is currently pursuing a Master of Arts and Master of Theology (both with emphases in biblical studies) at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He received a Bachelor of Arts (Bible, preaching/church leadership, and intercultural/Chinese studies) at Johnson University in Tennessee. He’s married to a lovely woman named Brianna and likes books (A LOT). He enjoys reading in the areas of biblical studies, theology, and East Asia.

Scotty Rowe

Scotty Rowe

Disciple of Christ

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Act 20:24 “But I hold not my life of any account as dear unto myself, so that I may accomplish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”

Zane Sanders

Zane Sanders

Marvel-ous Christian Thinker

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Zane is an accomplished writer, singer/songwriter, podcaster, and the Director of Discipleship & Worship at Winona Friends Church. With over 15 years of experience in leadership training, small group leading, and mentorship, his goal is encouraging others to actively engage life with intelligence, love, and creativity.

Andrew Zoll

Andrew Zoll

Pastor + Technophile

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Andrew is a husband, daddy of four kids, pastor/Communications Director at Christ’s Church of Flagstaff, enneagram enthusiast, and technophile. Andrew has a B.A. in Christian Ministry from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO (Major in Preaching). Andrew loves reading and learning about all the things, from Logos Bible Software to Adobe Creative Cloud, and is fervid about leveraging technology to support and grow the Kingdom of God.