740 results for author: Brad Jersak


Lost and Alone – Looking for Home – Greg Albrecht

Lost and Alone – Looking for Home Do not let your hearts be troubled.  You believe in God, believe also in me.  My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?– John 14:3 Most of us have never been physically homeless, but all of us, at one time or another, find ourselves without a spiritual home.  We all, at some point in life, are spiritually lost.  Sometimes we enter the Father’s house but then we wander away.  We may come and we may go.  The door is always open.   No coercion.  No lockdowns. Jesus says that the Father’s house has many rooms ...

“Are you saved?” and other Cringe Questions – Brad Jersak

Over the years, a constellation of questions, common to some Christian traditions, increasingly makes me cringe. And to be honest, I used to ask them. Are you saved? Is he/she saved? When were you saved? I know what is intended. We were identifying ‘saved’ with the moment I ‘invited Christ into my heart’ through the faith confession expressed in ‘the Sinner’s Prayer.’ We would even write our names and the date of our conversion/salvation in the back cover of our Gideon New Testaments. If that is how and when I was saved, I suppose you could say I was ‘saved’ when I was six-years-old. That’s when I personally and ...

CWR Video – What do we mean by “Contemplation”? Richard Rohr

5 minute video on "Contemplation" by Richard Rohr

Seven Facets of the Jesus Way – Podcast interview: Brad Jersak with Karl Forehand

CLICK HERE to listen  to Karl Forehand interview Brad Jersak about his new book, A More Christlike Way (51 minutes). A More Christlike Way In his previous work, A More Christlike God, Brad Jersak looked to the Incarnation of Jesus Christ to reveal the true nature of God as self-giving, radically forgiving, compassionate Love. In this follow-up book, after deconstructing four counterfeit ways, Jersak explores seven facets of the Jesus Way. Christ's radical revelation of true humanity beckons us, "Would you be human? Take up your cross and follow me." A More Christlike Way   $18.00 US - $25.00 CN includes shipping (25% off bulk orders ...

In His Steps – Irene Frances

AS I HAVE continued to mull over what authentic Christian living means, my thoughts turned to the words of the apostle Peter:   To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps (1 Peter 2:21, New International Version). Those words reminded me of the Christian classic, In His Steps, written by Charles Sheldon in the late nineteenth century. In it he relates the story of Reverend Henry Maxwell who challenges his upper middle class congregants to live as Jesus would live, asking themselves before they did anything, “What would Jesus ...

CWR video – Greg Albrecht – “The Little Engine that Could”

Short video by Greg Albrecht.

Hand in Hand – Debbie Hughes

Hand in Hand Debbie Hughes Instead of jackhammers and wrecking balls go gently into your deconstruction. Don’t tear out the wheat with the weeds as you sift through your heart and beliefs. Be gentle with your soul as you allow your mind to see BIGGER -LIMITLESS. As you DETOXIFY the Treasures of your heart, don’t burn it all down and scrap it. Be gentle with it. As if you just pulled up the old stained linoleum floor to reveal a beautiful solid oak one. As I reconstruct my faith I allow the old to be pulled up to reveal the beauty hidden underneath. I see truth and hope. My savior in a whole new light. Redemption of the ...

CWR video – Ed Dunn – “The Great Verb Exchange”

Short 2 minute video with Ed Dunn.

Rebuilding – Debbie Hughes

My Faith deconstruction  felt like a slow motion imploding of my faith. The beliefs I based my soul on  My family’s soul All those I loved and held so dear  My born again at the alter experience  Childhood - teenage - adulthood  Faith  No longer works  No longer rings true  What is missing?  What do I believe deep in my heart -- even deeper, into my SOUL? The word Christian sounds so hollow. Empty  Like you can pick up that word or lay it down depending on your mood or circumstances. So much hurt and isolation. I CANNOT ...

Deconstruction – Poem by Debbie Hughes

Deconstruction,it’s like a tornado destroying the family home that’s been there for generations.The porch swing your mom and dad courted on.The door your parents carried you through when you came home from the hospital as a newborn.The place you rocked your own babies and maybe mourned lost loved ones. The place you have lived, worked and bled.Pouring everything you have into the soil. Actively participating in every detail.Now it’s wiped away. GoneYou can’t go rebuild somewhere else.NO, it has to be rebuilt right here. From the ground up, where your roots are.Before you load up all the waste, you reevaluate and pull ...