161 results for author: Greg Albrecht


Q&R with Greg Albrecht – “Should Christians Boycott & Protest?”

Question Should Christians boycott? Should they actively use their “dollar power” to support or protest moral issues? Response This is a difficult question and I don’t know that there is one right or wrong answer for it. I do know that there are many boycotts Christians have organized in the past that have not worked.  In fact, some of these protests have boomeranged and allowed or caused Christians to be seen as silly and perhaps even as hateful. The Southern Baptists decided, some years ago, to boycott Disney, Disney World and Disneyland because Disney had decided to extend health and other employee benefits to the partners of employees ...

Battle About the Bible – Greg Albrecht

... we do not worship the Bible. We do not believe it to be infallible. We believe that God alone is infallible. No human or human product is infallible. The Bible helps us to know God as God reveals himself to us through its pages.

What Do You Mean … The Narrow Gate? – Greg Albrecht

By Greg Albrecht— Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.—Matthew 7:13-14 This passage is often preached from the perspective of how hard it is to obey God and keep his laws—how hard it is to "make the grade" to get into heaven—how relatively few souls will be counted worthy of heaven while the broad majority will end up in hell. Matthew 7:13-14 is one of those passages that is regularly preached to mean something altogether different than the meaning that God intends. ...

Q&R with Greg Albrecht – “Does God Bless Financial Vows?”

Question I watched a television ministry that claims if you make a financial vow unto the Lord it will change your circumstances. When you’re seeking answers, you just want to believe that something will work, almost like looking for a sign. I want to have faith in God, but at times I’m tempted to transfer my faith to human promises. Response The program you watched may base its “theology” in the Word-Faith movement, which, among other unbiblical teachings, teaches the health-wealth or Prosperity Gospel. The teaching is based upon human effort and performance. Obey, and you will be blessed—disobey and you will be cursed. But the gospel of ...

He Can’t Stop Loving You – Greg Albrecht

By Greg Albrecht— Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”—John 11:25 Ray Charles is one of my favorite blues singers of all time. The movie about his life, produced several years ago, won several Academy Awards, and was simply titled “Ray.” Human suffering has given birth to much of our music, poetry, literature and art. The tragedies and the traumas of human relationships were the fertile soil from which many of the story lines and lyrics of Ray Charles’ music grew. CLICK HERE to ...

One In Christ Jesus – Greg Albrecht

By Greg Albrecht— There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.—Galatians 3:28 What exactly is a mother? What is her job description? What does a mother do? There's a story about a man who came home from a long day at work—when he drove into his driveway he saw his three children, still in their pajamas, covered from head to toe in mud, fighting and screaming. He was just too exhausted to deal with it, so he walked right past his kids, through the front door, into a house that was in upheaval. Chaos reigned supreme. The TV was blaring, furniture had been knocked over, dishes were piled ...

Q&R with Greg Albrecht – “Rethinking Church”

Question I’ve been re-thinking my whole church scene.  I enjoy church for what it provides. I like to see friends, I like to hear a good message, and I enjoy Christian music and hymns. But for me church has not been a God-encounter.  In fact, outside of church and any of its activities and programs I am finding people in my life who inspire me and encourage me to dig deeper, and I like to think that I am doing some of that same kind of thing for others. The whole concept of not being concerned about where exactly I attend church and how often I physically show up inside of a building is new to me, but I am coming to believe that ...

The Religious Version of the Prodigal Son – Greg Albrecht

The Religious Version of the Prodigal Son For other video shorts, with Greg Albrecht, Brad Jersak, Lucy Peppiatt, Brian Zahnd, Steve McVey, and others, visit CWRvideo.

Eternal Torture – Divine or Human Vengeance? by Greg Albrecht

  Hell is a subject many religious people get all hot and bothered about. It's one of the most disputed and controversial teachings within Christendom. The squabbling is not about the surety of judgment for depravity and wickedness. Most Christians agree that there is and will be divine judgment for evil. The battle for hell is all about specifications, temperature and longevity. The debate involves comprehending and communicating divine justice—and in the process humans export definitions of time and space into eternity.     But the Bible does not suggest that God needs to import our flawed perspectives into the perfection of his eternity. ...

Take Away the Religious Rocks – Greg Albrecht

Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. "Take away the stone," he said. —John 11:38-39 Religious rocks create barriers in our relationship with God. Notice the "red letter" words in our passage in John 11:39, the four words in this verse that Jesus actually spoke. Take away the stone.... The background for our passage begins in the first verse of chapter 11 of the book of John. Lazarus was sick. As the chapter unfolds we discover that Lazarus eventually died. His sisters Mary and Martha were overcome with shock and grief. Our message begins at the house of mourning, in a place where ...

Game Over!! by Greg Albrecht

I am a huge sports fan. I follow most of the major sports with my wife Karen, who is as much of and in some cases more of a fan than I. In pre-COVID-19 “normal” times we watched many of our favorite teams and athletes on television and occasionally even attended a game or tournament in person. Like tens of millions of other fans around the world we love to see a contest … a game … a match… in which teams and individuals pit their skills as we admire the way those skills have been honed by many years of dedicated training. Much of the thrill of watching a contest, game, tournament or match is the unpredictable nature of the outcome. ...

Q & R with Greg Albrecht – How does the gospel influence life and politics?

QUESTION Let me start off by thanking you for your excellent resource which is a blessing and encouragement for those of us who have stepped away from institutional Christianity. So a big thank you for that. I've never found cause in any of Greg's writings before to want to write but wanted to comment on his blog post “Lost and Alone.”  My concerns are not with the theology but the social-political comments which I think highlight some areas for awakening and growth among US Christians. I'm an American ex-pat living in Europe where the Christians are surprised by the apparent lack of social conscience in America towards the homeless, poor, ...