78 results for tag: Brad Jersak


CWR video – Brad Jersak – “Jesus the King”


When Holy Mercy Touches the Dust of Death – Brad Jersak

Luke 7:11-17 (NRSV) Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son at Nain 11 Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. 12 As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town. 13 When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, rise!” 15 The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16 Fear ...

“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 ...

Luther at 500 – October CWR available

CLICK HERE to read now Brad Jersak: Luther at 500: Reformation Then & Now – pg. 1  Ruth Tucker: Katie Luther – pg. 5 10 Things You Might Not  Know about Luther – pg. 6 Brad Jersak: Reformation Now: Claims and Calls – pg. 7 Jessica Williams: I Am a Small Boat on a Raging Sea – pg. 8 Marlene Winell: Religious Trauma Syndrome – pg. 9 Laura Urista: Connected to the Vine – pg. 10 Richard Rohr: The Greatest Commandments – pg. 11 Brian Zahnd: God is Love, God is Love – pg. 12 Greg Albrecht: “Should I attend my gay daughter’s wedding?” -pg. 14  

CWR video – Brad Jersak – “Spreading Hospitality”


October 2017

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Luther at 500: Reformation Then & Now – pg. 1 Ruth Tucker: Katie Luther – pg. 5 10 Things You Might Not Know about Luther – pg. 6 Brad Jersak: Reformation Now: Claims and Calls – pg. 7 Jessica Williams: I Am a Small Boat on a Raging Sea – pg. 8 Marlene Winell: Religious Trauma Syndrome – pg. 9 Laura Urista: Connected to the Vine – pg. 10 Richard Rohr: The Greatest Commandments – pg. 11 Brian Zahnd: God is Love, God is Love – pg. 12 Greg Albrecht: “Should I attend my gay daughter’s wedding?” -pg. 14 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for ...

CWR video – “Christ: The Lion and the Lamb” – Brad Jersak


CWR video – “Why did Jesus die?” – Brad Jersak


“Freed from ALL my fears” Really? Q & R with Brad Jersak

A reader was struggling through Psalm 34 and sent this insightful cluster of questions: QUESTION I was reading in 1 Peter 3 and Peter quotes a scripture from Psalm 34:12-16. It starts out good but by verses 15-16, David starts to develop a different picture of the Lord than what I'm used to. God is "attentive" to the righteous but His "face is against those who do evil." And the verse even closes with, "…to cut off the memory of them from the earth." If the writer is trying to develop a contrast between the godly and ungodly, I get it. Still, I want to believe that even in the depths of my sin, God is still there. And maybe my heart is ...

Jim Carrey, Jesus and Healing Colors – Brad Jersak

Jim Carrey is one of kind. Well, we all are, right? But so often we see others in monochrome and are blind to the enormous palette of color that makes every one of us living miracles of God's affection. In Carrey's case, the spectrum is broad to the point of shocking, for his zany comic personas are mirrored by tremendous personal tragedy, the humility that comes from suffering and sorrow, and the utter sincerity of an old soul who loves life and knows grace. Hard to believe, perhaps, but the nut that gave us Ace Ventura on screen also gives himself to others as a co-suffering patron and benefactor. Alongside his skill as a Golden Globe-winning actor ...