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Christianity Without The Religion BLOG hosted by Brad Jersak.

CWR Video – What do we mean by “Contemplation”? Richard Rohr

5 minute video on "Contemplation" by Richard Rohr

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Seven Facets of the Jesus Way – Podcast interview: Brad Jersak with Karl Forehand

CLICK HERE to listen  to Karl Forehand interview Brad Jersak about his new book, A More Christlike Way (51 minutes). A More Christlike Way In his previous work, A More Christlike God, Brad Jersak looked to the Incarnation of Jesus Christ to reveal the true nature of God as self-giving, radically forgiving, compassionate Love. In this follow-up book, after deconstructing four counterfeit ways, Jersak explores seven facets of the Jesus Way. Christ's radical revelation of true humanity beckons us, "Would you be human? Take up your cross and follow me." A More ...

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In His Steps – Irene Frances

AS I HAVE continued to mull over what authentic Christian living means, my thoughts turned to the words of the apostle Peter:   To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps (1 Peter 2:21, New International Version). Those words reminded me of the Christian classic, In His Steps, written by Charles Sheldon in the late nineteenth century. In it he relates the story of Reverend Henry Maxwell who challenges his upper middle class congregants to live as Jesus ...

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CWR video – Greg Albrecht – “The Little Engine that Could”

Short video by Greg Albrecht.

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It’s All About Grace (Romans Series Part 3 of 3) – Greg Albrecht

Keynote Passages: Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law. —Romans 3:31 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness. —Romans 4:4-5 This is the third message in our three-part series discovering what the introductory chapters of this great book of Romans tell us about God’s amazing grace. The first sermon, In Need of Grace, discussed the fact that we are ...

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Hand in Hand – Debbie Hughes

Hand in Hand Debbie Hughes Instead of jackhammers and wrecking balls go gently into your deconstruction. Don’t tear out the wheat with the weeds as you sift through your heart and beliefs. Be gentle with your soul as you allow your mind to see BIGGER -LIMITLESS. As you DETOXIFY the Treasures of your heart, don’t burn it all down and scrap it. Be gentle with it. As if you just pulled up the old stained linoleum floor to reveal a beautiful solid oak one. As I reconstruct my faith I allow the old to be pulled up to reveal the beauty hidden underneath. ...

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Grace Alone (Romans series part 2 of 3) – Greg Albrecht

Keynote Passage: But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpuni...

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In Need of Grace (Romans series part 1 of 3) – Greg Albrecht

Keynote Passage: I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written, “The righteous will live by faith.”—Romans 1:16-17 This week we are beginning a three-part series on God’s amazing grace—based on the first few chapters of the book of Romans. This week our sermon is titled In Need of Grace, based on Romans 1:16-17, and on the larger ...

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CWR video – Ed Dunn – “The Great Verb Exchange”

Short 2 minute video with Ed Dunn.

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Rebuilding – Debbie Hughes

My Faith deconstruction  felt like a slow motion imploding of my faith. The beliefs I based my soul on  My family’s soul All those I loved and held so dear  My born again at the alter experience  Childhood - teenage - adulthood  Faith  No longer works  No longer rings true  What is missing?  What do I believe deep in my heart -- even deeper, into my SOUL? The word Christian sounds so hollow. Empty  Like you can pick up that word or lay it down depending on ...

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