32 results for tag: Brian Zahnd


The “More Beautiful Gospel” Conference – Register Now

The Beautiful Gospel Conference​ official web page is complete and registration has just gone live. Join Brian Zahnd, Brad Jersak, Brian Doerksen and the Shiyr Poets Oct. 1-3 in Abbotsford.  Catch the early-bird price if you can.  http://thebeautifulgospel.wix.com/thebeautifulgospel.

Gospel in Chairs (2015) – Brad Jersak


Psalm 7 – The God of Every Day Wrath – Brad Jersak

Decompressing from Brueggemann and Zahnd As I write this piece, I am still decompressing as I return from the depths of the 2015 Word of Life ‘Faith & Culture Conference.’ I’ve experienced the heady privilege of interrogating Walter Brueggemann and Brian Zahnd for days on end. Many would Dr. Brueggemann as the most significant Old Testament scholar of our era. He would also probably be America’s best preacher if Bishop (my designation) Zahnd didn’t already clearly fill that role. I say this not to flatter, but to urge others who could not attend to participate through their books or the conference recordings. One of my most ...

Summer 2015

Articles: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For -p4 Would you Choose the Truth Over Christ? -p11 Would you Choose Christ Over the Truth? -p12 "The Bible clearly says..." -p13 You Can't Imagine How Much He Loves You -p15 The Church As We Know It -p17 Regret--the Silent Killer -p18 Rx for Remorse, Regret, Resentment -p22 In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud -p24 Behaving Badly -p26 The Calf Path -p30 The Only Way to Really Get It -p31

Spring 2015

Articles: Welcome to CWRm!  - p4 The Truth Is Beautiful -p6 Abraham Lincoln: A "None" Before His Time -p7 Walking Where Jesus Walked? -p14 Politics & Christ-Followers -p16 Just How Does "Dying for Our Sins" Work? -p17 Deserve's Got Nothing to Do With It -p18 Up Against Religion -p20 God Lets His Children Tell the Story -p21 Massacres in the Name of Religion -p23 Why the Cross Matters -p25 More than a Magazine (2014 Year in Review) -p26 Whitney Houston: Was She or Wasn't She?? -p28

Winter 2014


Christianity in the Age of Nuclear Weapons – Brian Zahnd

Today is the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Saturday we will mourn Nagasaki. As we remember Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the quarter of a million casualties suffered, I would like to share a few words from A Farewell To Mars. It’s easy to imagine that the world doesn’t really change — that it simply marches around the maypole of violence, trampling the victims into the mud same as it ever has. But as true as that may be, something has changed. We are post-something. If nothing else, we are post-1945 when the enlightenment dream of attainable utopia went up in smoke — literal smoke! — from the chimneys of ...

Beyond “Without the Shedding of Blood …” Brad Jersak

Beyond “Without the Shedding of Blood …” I must say, I am thoroughly enjoying Christian theology in the budding era of a post-retributive Gospel. With the Western rediscovery of the Beautiful News, I’m feeling—dare I say it—positively born again! I am in awe and worship of the Father of Love, the cruciform God enfleshed in Jesus of Nazareth. The symbol of the ‘old rugged cross’ has once again come to represent, for me, God’s essential nature: namely, his self-giving, radically forgiving, co-suffering love. And that’s good news for everyone! On the cross, in the face of human cruelty and bloodlust, God-in-Christ revealed his ...