104 results for tag: Brad Jersak


Breakfast with Brad – Huevo Rancheros with Brian Zahnd


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


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 people. "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one ...

Breakfast with Brad – What’s with Romans 13?

Nero, God’s sword-bearing servant is one and the same with the evil that must be overcome.

Breakfast with Brad – Moving on (11/12) – Froot Loops, Hellfire & Vidi Aquam

In which Brad features a hat that belonged to his grandfather, William Ditchfield, prepares to eat pure sugar & explores the question (not the doctrine) of hell. Below the video, we're also featuring a beautiful song based in an ancient chant, Vidi Aquam ("I saw water"). Is there a river that can extinguish the fires of hell?  Revelation 22: 1Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And ...

Breakfast with Brad – Q & A: Is preaching God’s all-inclusive love capitulation to ‘the world’?

In which Brad prepares a 'normal' breakfast and answers an important question: Is preaching God's all-inclusive love capitulation to 'the world'? See text beneath the video for the extended Q & A. Question: I love your book (A More Christlike God) because it rings true that the "through line" of our theology must be love and radical self-giving. But how do you guard against the idea that God and/or Jesus may be more wrathful and judging than we like to believe? Response: Great question! First, I notice you're assuming that the problem is that God be more wrathful than we'd want him to be. It may be a surprise to know that quite the ...

Breakfast with Brad – Agents of Judgment or Messengers of Invitation?

In which judgment makes Brad defiant rather than repentant ... adding sour cream and salmon flakes to his Kraft Dinner. What if God understands that dynamic, too?

Breakfast with Brad – “Moving On” – Ashamed of Jesus?

In which Brad tries his Jim Gaffigan's 'offended Christian' voice (see below--trigger warning), plans hard-boiled eggs embedded with garlic stuffed olives & ponders Jesus words in Luke 9:26.

“Big God, Big Love, Big Cross” – audio sermon by Brad Jersak & Wm. Paul Young

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PTM.org’s Breakfast with Brad – “Moving On” (4/12) – Macaroni Salad and the Flood

Is belief in a literal global flood essential to Christian faithfulness? How did God recreate a ruined world? How has Christ opened the ark to all? And how did Eden create that macaroni salad?

(Im)Perfect Humility: 5 Wise Voices – Brad Jersak

Humility.  An evasive and misunderstood virtue. I've not learned it. But together, we can ponder it from five wise voices. Don't figure it out. Just be still and marinate.  1. With Moby - "This Wild Darkness"  Tried so hard to be good For myself, for you, for the hidden and divine For everything but I can fail just so many times Ooh, in this darkness Please light my way Light my way 2. With Bill - "Perfect Humility" Absolute humility would consist of a state of complete freedom from myself, freedom from all the claims that my defects of character now lay so heavily upon me. Perfect humility would be a full willingness, in ...

PTM.org’s Breakfast with Brad – Riboflavin, Faith & Step 3 Surrender

In which Brad ponders what Riboflavin and Faith are, checking in with 12-Step Recovery's all-important 3rd step: "Surrender." Step 3 - "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God." Step 3 prayer: "God, I offer myself to you, to build with me and to do with me as you will. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do your will. Take away my difficulties [obsessions], that victory over them may bear witness of your power, your love, and your way of life to those I would help. May I always do your will!" "We thought well before taking this step making sure we were ready; that we could at last abandon ...