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Grant Corriveau: An Uplifting Pilot

Congratulations to CWR's friend and author, Grant Corriveau. After publishing Uplift: A Pilot's Journey with CWR Press last year, Grant has followed up with a self-published sequel, Airline Pilot: A Day in the Life. Grant's memoirs are highly readable, frequently funny and sometimes hair-raising. If you'd like to experience a slice of life behind the pilot's door of an airliner, check him out. Both books are now available on Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle formats: CLICK HERE to visit the page and order a copy. Pilot's Endorsement: Captain Corriveau ...

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CWR video – “Fly Me to the Moon” – Greg Albrecht

Short 4 minute video by Greg Albrecht.

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The Real Love Story – Greg Albrecht

    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.—John 3:16-17         It's been said that love is the most powerful force in the universe because it alone can conquer the human heart. But God's love does not coerce. God's love works in our lives by our consent.         Many people suffer with a warped and twisted view of God's love. They have a perverted idea of God's ...

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Q&R with Brad Jersak: “If the Bible isn’t inerrant, can we trust what the Gospels say about Jesus?”

QUESTION: I have read many of your articles with interest and agree with much of what is written. May I ask a question, though?You say that the bible is not infallible and inerrant. And while I can see the logic for that view, how then do we know what is written about the life and mission of Jesus is accurate? If the accounts of some of the incidents in the Old Testament are open to question, why not what is written about Jesus?Thank you in advance for an answer. RESPONSE: A very fair question, thank you.  Let me first begin by addressing the question ...

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Q&R with Brad Jersak – Turning from or turning to? A question about evangelism

Photo by Wesley Fryer - Flikr - I-35 Paul's Valley, Oklahoma Question Hey, Brad! I was just listening to a podcast you did with Bruxy Cavey about evangelism. I think I received some insight and I’d like to hear your thoughts. Here’s what I’m thinking: evangelism isn’t “get rid of this, get rid of that--and receive Jesus.” It’s more like an addition: “Add Jesus.” Not as an accessory but instead, like what Jesus spoke of when he compared the kingdom of heaven to yeast that works its way through the whole lump of dough; or the mustard seed which, ...

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He Wants You: Dead and Alive – Greg Albrecht

      What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self ...

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What’s So Bad About Religion? Greg Albrecht

      Some of our readers and listeners can't bring themselves to believe that religion is as bad as we say it is. They say things like, "you spend too much time talking about the negative things and too little about the good things." One person said, "What's so bad about religion? If you had more grace you wouldn't harp on religion so much."       If you have ever visited a prison, you walk away realizing it's a horrible thing to be incarcerated. When you are locked up, you are a slave, you have no freedom. If you know ...

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CWR Video – The Trinity – Lucy Peppiatt

4 minute Lucy Peppiatt video on the Trinity.

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That hopeless (?) other thief – Brad Jersak

Mark 10 35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do for us whatever we ask.”36 “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked.37 They replied, “Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory.”38 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said. “Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”39 “We can,” they answered.Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink ...

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The Jesus I Know – Irene Frances

WHAT IS IT about Christians that they think they can treat other believers with contempt, but not be held responsible for their own bad behaviour? Are we really meant to be all sweetness and angelic niceness towards those who abuse us? Recently I lost my temper. It was not pretty. I was very angry with a guy, a Christian, who had, for the past twelve months, promised to do a job for me but who had no intention of doing it. When I decided to do the task myself, and was thoroughly enjoying myself, he was not happy. And I reacted, badly. His response was to tell me I was ...

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