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“Breakfast with Brad” – Guilt Signals and the Weak, Seared or Healthy Conscience

PTM.org's "Breakfast with Brad" - Guilt and the Weak, Seared and Healthy Conscience Text version (the video transcript has been edited for clarity): What is guilt? Is guilt always unhealthy? Certainly we know that 'guilt-trips' are the favorite tool of the Accuser and Christliness religion. But does guilt ever have a place or serve a purpose?   One way to view guilt is that it's a signal sent by the conscience. The conscience is sort of like a God-given inner prophet that lets us know when we've violated love of God or neighbor. In that sense, it is like Nathan the prophet when he confronted David's affair with Bathsheba. He spoke ...

Breakfast with Brad – Moving on from Moralism

In which Brad talks about hot stoves, condoms and confusing morality with living faith! Following this episode, I've included an early draft excerpt from A More Christlike Way (due spring 2019). MY EARLY FORAYS INTO MORALISM (Early draft teaser from A More Christlike Way—spring 2019) GROUNDED FOR LIFE Moralism occurs when we cling to normal childhood rules (do’s and don’ts for our safety) and confuse them with living faith—when we elevate our morality to the measure of Christian faithfulness and flourishing. If only it were as simple as distinguishing between legalism and grace or blaming parents for being overly ...

Breakfast with Brad: What 12-steppers can teach us about (Self-)Will & Grace

Bilingual cereal boxes, Christianese words and what 12-step recovery teaches us about self-will and grace (in step 1 and 2). Notice how the first 2 steps of 12-step recovery focus on sin as a disease and its symptoms, incurable by self-effort (religion's game) ... and belief in a God who's grace can heal us. Step 1  "We admitted we were powerless over our addiction -- that our lives had become unmanageable." Overcomers look to God's grace alone, growing in our belief in and surrender to "the care of a loving God": Step 2 "Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." 12-steppers use the word God or ...

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 comes to ...

Breakfast with Brad – Forgiveness, Resentment and Justice

PTM.org's 'Breakfast with Brad' - In which Brad must practice forgiveness against a great injustice lest his resentment morphs into malice, vengeance and violence. Without forgiveness, our attempts at justice become hateful and self-righteous. Notice too how Brad cleverly projects his own error (buying the wrong product) onto the supposed offender. Classic.

Breakfast with Brad – Anniversary Casino Breaky & Stuff I’m Workin’ On

In which Brad and Eden enjoy a 32nd anniversary breakfast a Tulalip Casino and Brad shares his latest work. More photos below. My gambling is not with $$ at slot machines, but with the capacity of other to engage the big questions of theology. Correction: Brad mentions working on a chapter of "A More Christlike God," but he was actually referring to his sequel, "A More Christlike Way," due out spring of 2019. (more…)

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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 – Sunriver Yumminess & Inclusion

In which Brad prepares for a day of teaching in Sunriver, Oregon over a gourmet breakfast. Oh, and teases something about our inclusion in Christ's redemptive work.

Breakfast with Brad – Wieners, Beer & Spiritual Scurvy

In which Brad doesn't really drink beer for breakfast, but suffers the imbalanced diet of micro-waved wieners to make a point about the spiritual scurvy of male-only leadership in Christendom.