Thoughts Upon Rising is the blog page of Bryan Anthony Purtle.
Bryan has served the Lord as a preacher/teacher since 1996. He has worked in Kansas City, MO at greatest length, but has been privileged also to serve in Turkey, China, and to various Christian communities throughout America. His chief jealousy is for Jesus Christ to be supremely treasured and glorified in the Church, that a “demonstration of the manifold wisdom of God” would be given through the lives of His people. That is to say, he is concerned for a recovery, both in theology and praxis, of the prophetic and apostolic foundations of the faith.
To this end he preaches and writes with an especial emphasis on the supremacy of Christ, the knowledge of God, the centrality of the Cross, the mystery of Israel and the Church, prayer and the abiding life, biblical manhood and womanhood, the glories of marriage and parenting, the Church as a familial community engaged in Gospel mission— “to the Jew first”, and also to the “uttermost parts of the earth.”
He currently lives in midtown Kansas City, where he does custom leather work for firefighter helmets, enjoys life with family, friends, and the local Church, while devoting himself to the study and sharing of the Scriptures. He teaches and preaches on occasion in various settings where the Church is gathered. He has been happily married to Audrey since 1998, and is the father of five beautiful children. Bryan and Audrey are members of Bellicose Church in Westport, KCMO.
Audio recording of his sermons can be heard and downloaded at https://soundcloud.com/bryan-anthony242