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Christianity Without The Religion BLOG hosted by Brad Jersak.

The Already Here Kingdom Pt. 2 – Greg Albrecht

Have you ever had the experience of frantically looking for your keys only to find that they are in your pocket, or in the ignition of the car or hanging from the lock on the back door—just where you left them? You may have looked all over the house for your hat, only to find it sitting right there on your head. As you searched and searched, it was there, on your head, all the while. Just where is the kingdom of God? In Mark 1:15 Jesus said "the kingdom of God is near." In Luke 17:20-21 he says, "the kingdom of God is in your midst." So is the kingdom near, ...

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The Already Here Kingdom Pt. 1 – Greg Albrecht

Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, "The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is in your midst."—Luke 17:20-21 Larry's boyhood dream was to fly. He joined the Air Force, but never became a pilot, so when he became a civilian, he settled down near the Los Angeles International Airport, so he could sit in this backyard watching jets take off and land. One day Larry had an idea. He decided that it was ...

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Mercy Aiken – Avoiding Eschatological Embarrassment

Breakfast with Brad – Huevo Rancheros with Brian Zahnd

Whose Side Is God On? – Greg Albrecht

Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, "Are you for us or for our enemies?" "Neither," he replied, "but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come." Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, "What message does my Lord have for his servant?"— Joshua 5:13-14 Have you ever noticed how many individual Christians and incorporated religious institutions assume that God is exclusively on their side? Many seem to think ...

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Mercy Aiken on John 14:6 for Jews & Muslims

Breakfast with Brad – Gyros in St Jo, MO with Brian Zahnd

Who Am I — Who Are You? Greg Albrecht

Chances are you have asked yourself one or more of the following questions: "Why am I living?" "Am I making a real difference?" "How can I be successful in my life?" "When all is said and done, will my life be regarded as significant or insignificant?" As we try to answer these questions about what is truly important and how we can be a significant person, our world at large offers counterfeit solutions which lead us through a maze of meaningless activities. A famous musician flying in a private jet is worshipped as an idol—and accorded the ultimate honor of being ...

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Pete Enns – Is the Bible inerrant?

Peter Enns_Is the Bible Inerrant? from Plain Truth Ministries on Vimeo.

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Breakfast with Brad – Moving on (12/12) – Phillies, Strawberries & Hopeful Inclusion

In which Brad shows off the Phillies hat gifted to him by his friend Philip Carnuccio, nibbles on freshly picked strawberries dowsed in maple syrup, and chats about the "inclusivism" of such evangelists as John Wesley and Billy Graham.   Hopeful Inclusivism To be more specific, the Wesleyan blogger Craig Adams posted this explanation along with samples of Hopeful Inclusivist statements on his site: Simply put, the position could be summarized this way: Only Christ determines who will or will not be saved. And, God will be fair, merciful and just toward all ...

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