182 results for tag: Brad Jersak


A More Christlike Way – Updated Kindle Version Available

A More Christlike Way - A More Beautiful Faith An updated regular Kindle version of "A More Christlike Way" is now available on Amazon. The second book in this series, by award-winning author, Bradley Jersak, has been produced in the more popular Kindle version. Kindle version available on AMAZON In this sequel to A More Christlike God, award-winning author, Brad 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 Christlike Way is a book all about Jesus Christ.  Jersak lays ...

Q & R: Did God the Father Forsake Jesus on Good Friday? Brad Jersak

Question: In the movie, The Shack, Papa says that God never forsook Jesus. But that appears to be exactly what Jesus says in the Bible. When Jesus says this, is he (the man) talking to himself (the God part)? We are told that Christ is fully God and fully man even though apparently there were things that he did not know, but the Father did (e.g. the time of his return). ​Response: That's a common belief for sure, but where does it come from? We developed a whole doctrine of God-forsakenness from one verse! "My God, my God why have you forsaken me?" and we took off from there. What we fail to remember is that Jesus is quoting the ...

“It Is Finished”: The Cross as our Cosmic Axis – Brad Jersak

“Tetelestai,” cried Jesus, “It is finished!” (John 19:30). God’s redemptive plan, which began its arc in ages past, comes to its telos—its end-goal, its climax, it fulfillment—on the Cross. The “Lamb slaughtered from the foundation of the cosmos” (Revelation 13:8), now dying in space-time history under Pontius Pilate, calls out, “It is finished! Accomplished!” Christ knows this by revelation—Abba’s sure response to the cry of dereliction (Matthew 27:46), for God heard and answered him (Hebrews 5:7). “Tetelestai,” whispered Abba to his beloved Son, “It is finished! Accomplished!” And thus, the Cross became the axis ...

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 and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with, 40 but to sit at my ...

April 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: When Jesus Rode into Town– pg. 2 Laura Urista: The Heart of the Matter– pg. 4 Ed Dunn: Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled– pg. 5 Brad Jersak: Pastoral Perspective – pg. 7

Why Did Jesus Die? – Brad Jersak

Tom Wright, in his book, The Day the Revolution Began, struck a nerve with the candor of his critique of any gospel that implies, “God so hated the world that he killed his only Son.” Of course, laying bare that image of God draws charges of strawmanning – but if Wright is wrong, then I will rejoice when evangelists stop communicating that very impression. The gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is far more beautiful than what Wright terms the “paganized” message of wrath-appeasement through divine violence. But Evangelical children of the Reformation have been so conditioned with this ethos of ...

The Explanation Point of God’s Love – Albrecht and Jersak

Greg Albrecht and Brad JersakGreg Albrecht: Hello everyone, this is Greg Albrecht. We’re going to remember and discuss our Lord’s ultimate sacrifice for us and reflect on his life, death, burial and of course the significance and meaning of his resurrection. Helping us with his insights and observations is Brad Jersak. Brad is Senior Editor of our magazines and a Christ-centered professor, speaker and author from Abbotsford, British Columbia. Brad, in one sense it seems to me that these two events, the crucifixion and the resurrection, are the crowning jewels in God’s demonstration and revelation of his love for us. When I think of the ...

George Costanza, NT Wright and Angry God (Romans 8:3-4) by Brad Jersak

If we refrain from imposing Calvinist atonement theory back onto the text, what else might Paul mean by "God condemned sin in the flesh"?

March 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: The Crux of Our Faith – pg. 1 A Far, Far Better Rest – pg. 2 When I AM Lifted Up – pg. 5 Places I've Been – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

10 Affirmations on Divine Judgement: A Inclusivist Perspective — Brad Jersak

Hopeful Inclusivists believe in Divine Judgment “Hopeful Inclusivism” - definition: 1. The belief, held by John Wesley, Billy Graham and many others, that while Christ alone is our means of salvation, those who have never heard his name might yet be saved by him because when they turn to the Light they do have, Christ is that Light. 2. The belief, taught by Hans Urs Von Balthasar, Kallistos Ware and Brad Jersak, that because Christ has conquered death for all, the event of death cannot separate us from God’s love (Romans 8) and God’s mercy indeed endures forever. Thus, in principle, Christ opens up the gates of possibility that all might ...

The Prodigal Bible – Brad Jersak

Reader's Comment  I was reading Isaiah 40-45 this morning with new eyes thanks to your ministry. It is so wonderful to read the Old Testament with the new knowledge that our God, my God, is always loving like the father in the parable of the prodigal son.  The Spirit is shining a new light on the text and a new light is penetrating my heart. Response I must say that you've inspired an aha! moment for me in terms of framing the whole of Scripture within the context of the gospel itself. If all Scripture is meant to be read in the context of the gospel and if the gospel is summarized beautifully in the parable of ...

Q&R: The Lord’s Supper: if not penal substitution, what’s communion about? – Brad Jersak

Question Once one has left a penal substitutionary understanding of the Cross behind, how do you understand the meaning of the Lord's Supper? Response The Eucharist (which means "thanksgiving") is a beautiful gift whereby I join the great banquet, one of Jesus' favorite images for the Kingdom of God. This is the Passover meal that commemorates our exodus out of slavery and death passes over us. This is the table of Psalm 23 that he spreads before us when the Good Shepherd anoints us with oil and presents us with his overflowing cup. This is the celebratory banquet the Father prepares for every prodigal who comes home. This is a foretaste of ...