CWR Blog

Christianity Without The Religion BLOG hosted by Brad Jersak.

CWR video – Brad Jersak – “Jesus the King”

Praying Psalm 91 to Jesus – Geoff Martens

Psalm 91 You who sit in down in the High God’s presence, who spend the day and the night in His company, say this: “Jesus, You are my refuge. I trust You with my life. In You I am safe.“ You have called me to the great unknown, where my feet may fail and my fear surrounds me. But with You Jesus, You have never failed me. You have never left me. Storms may come and waves may crash on me, but with You by my side, I will never stumble or fall. The Father says, “Hold on to Me for dear life, I will get you out of any trouble and will give the best care. Let ...

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CWR video – Greg Albrecht – “Be Fruitful and Multiply”

“Dark Nights Will End—The SON Will Rise” – Sermon by Greg Albrecht – Excerpt from Spiritual Soup Vol. 3

1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—   2  The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.   3 You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder   4For as in ...

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God demands no curtain call (Matt. 23:1-12) – Kenneth Tanner

Matt. 23:1-12 - A warning against attention-seeking Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens hard to carry and lay them on people's shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move them. All their works are performed to be seen. They widen their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels. They love places ...

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The Other Reformation: How Martin Luther Changed Our Beer, Too – Nina Martyris

On this day 500 years ago, an obscure Saxon monk launched a protest movement against the Catholic Church that would transform Europe. Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation changed not just the way Europeans lived, fought, worshipped, worked and created art but also how they ate and drank. For among the things it impacted was a drink beloved throughout the world and especially in Luther's native Germany: beer. The change in beer production was wrought by the pale green conical flower of a wildly prolific plant — hops. Every hip craft brewery today peddling ...

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No Shave November: “Bearded Gospel Men” (Jared Brock)

Four Points on Luther – Simeon Zahl

I've spent so much of the past ten years reading, thinking with, and writing about Martin Luther's theology, and teaching his thought at three universities. But I confess at this point I have very little interest in the idea of Luther, or in hagiography, or in his specific denominational legacy, or in his personality, or in his politics, or in his insults or his beer or whatever. And I disagree with quite a few of his main insights, and that's before we even get to the hateful stuff. But there remains no theologian I learn more from or I am more keen to teach. In the ...

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CWR video – Ed Dunn – “Two Models of God”

CWR video – “Law and Grace” – Bruce Friesen