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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 ...
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?
In which Brad had breakfast long ago but goes to the Fieldhouse for a Kombucha and Pickle to discuss Jesus and AA. What do you think is more important: using Jesus' name but attaching it to retribution, or not using his name but describing him accurately? Supplement: Again, the question is this: which is better? To worship a false god (by virtue of its pagan nature) and use the name of Jesus to describe him? Or to worship the One True God (by virtue of his divine nature) but getting the name wrong? C.S. Lewis addressed this in the Narnia Chronicles in The Last Battle. Here is the testimony of Emeth, someone who thought he was the enemy of ...
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 ...
Today in the ancient town of Quedlinburg, Germany, Brad sees how quality coffee is roasted and trusting God in the slow processes of our growth. "2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." (James 1:2-4) PTM.org's "Breakfast with Brad"- Slow-Roasted Coffee and Trusting the Process from Brad Jersak on Vimeo.
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.
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.
Breakfast with Brad - In which Eden has hot chocolate in Germany's winter wonderland, while Brad goes on a rant about God's supposedly wishy-washy Love. Breakfast with Brad - Hot Chocolate in Germany and God's Wishy-Washy (?) Love from Brad Jersak on Vimeo.
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 ...
"The Word of God is inerrant, infallible and inspired ... and when he was 18, he grew a beard." That's right: Jesus is the Word of God, and the Bible is the inspired record of the drama of redemption by which the Word became flesh to reveal who God is.
Nero, God’s sword-bearing servant is one and the same with the evil that must be overcome.
Must we believe that God literally commanded the extermination of whole people groups in the Old Testament conquest narratives? Or could we attribute some of those incidents to human violence done in the name of God to justify their actions? BONUS MATERIAL: Matt Lynch on "The Joshua Conquest"
Taking a break from the 'Moving On' series, Brad recalls his little 'Tea Granny,' Elsie Ditchfield, who demonstrated what true Christian success looks like. It starts with toast and tea!
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.