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Breakfast with Brad – Hot Chocolate, Germany & God’s Wishy-Washy (?) Love

Breakfast with Brad - In which Eden has hot chocolate in Germany's winter wonderland, while Brad goes on a rant about God's supposedly wishy-washy Love. Breakfast with Brad - Hot Chocolate in Germany and God's Wishy-Washy (?) Love from Brad Jersak on Vimeo.

At-one-ment, Not Atonement – Richard Rohr

The common reading of the Bible is that Jesus “died for our sins”—either to pay a debt to the devil (common in the first millennium) or to pay a debt to God (proposed by Anselm of Canterbury, 1033-1109). Franciscan philosopher and theologian John Duns Scotus (1266-1308) agreed with neither of these understandings. Duns Scotus was not guided by the Temple language of debt, atonement, or blood sacrifice (understandably used by the Gospel writers and by Paul). He was inspired by the cosmic hymns in the first chapters of Colossians and Ephesians and the Prologue to John’s Gospel (1:1-18) and gave a theological and philosophical ...

The Good News Story (Animation)

Originally posted by the Rend Collective on YouTube.

CWR video – Greg Albrecht – “He Loves Us Anyway”


Breakfast with Brad – Justice, Mercy & Guinness

In modern thought, justice = punishment and mercy = withholding punishment. That makes them opposites and creates both a sick society and sick theology. But in the biblical prophetic tradition, justice and mercy kiss. Having had a big English breakfast hours earlier (see below video), Brad waits for his flight in an airport pub and nurses a Guinness to work it all out. Behold, the "full English Breakfast" with gratitude to the Stonehouse Guesthouse in Priorslee, UK.

CWR video – Brian Zahnd – “Beauty will Save the World”


Follow Your Heart! Really? (part 2) Brad Jersak

Jeremiah 17 5 This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man,     who draws strength from mere flesh     and whose heart turns away from the Lord. 6 That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;     they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,     in a salt land where no one lives. 7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,     whose confidence is in him. 8 They will be like a tree planted by the water     that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes;     its leaves are always ...

“Breakfast with Brad” – 2 Cor. 2:10 Forgiveness is giving grace.

PTM.org's "Breakfast with Brad" - 2 Cor. 2:10 Forgiveness is giving grace.

“Breakfast with Brad” – Savory Crepes, Pirogies, the Land of the Law & the Land of Mercy

"Breakfast with Brad" - farmer sausage, hash browns & onions wrapped in savory crepes ... OR pirogies for break! ... and a few words on "The Land of Mercy & the Land of the Law"  

Follow Your Heart! Really? (part 1) Brad Jersak

“Follow you heart.” There’s something about this bit of proverbial wisdom that sounds so right, so refreshing, so healing. To those who’ve shaken free of the restraints of religious moralism or experienced the bankruptcy of rationalism, the rediscovery of one’s heart is a thrilling find indeed. To uncover this precious gift from beneath a thousand layers of emotional limestone is, in a deep way, to be born again. And what a wonderful surprise to find out that perhaps the human heart is, at its core, not some monster to be destroyed, but a pearl to be reclaimed and cherished. And so we hear this anthem, this slogan—Follow your ...