5 results for tag: christian

The Practical Benefits of Being a Christian — Part 2

Peace, joy, the knowledge that we are of infinite value to God, knowing God's love for us -- these are some of the practical benefits of being a Christian. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0073.mp3

The Practical Benefits of Being a Christian — Part 1

Life can load us up with all sorts of burdens. Some of us are tired and worn out -- "dead" tired. Sometimes we walk through life numb -- as though we were dead. Greg talks about God giving life to the dead and the benefits of Christianity. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0072.mp3

Are You “Christian”? Brad Jersak

Are You “Christian”? Having firmly identified as an “Ex-vangelical,” a friend of mine was asked whether she would still call herself a Christian. Her answer was necessarily complex since the question involves defining “Christian,” who gets to define it and whether we should preserve the word or put it to rest. Frankly, identifying as “Christian” has always been a bit risky, whether because it incited persecution or was co-opted for domination. So, are you a Christian? How do you feel about that word? What if we were to come at the question from a different angle? The following is a thought experiment that may prove productive: What ...

July 2023

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Mental Health Care: A Christian Response – pg. 1 Show Your Cards, Not Your Trophies – pg. 2 Two Ships that Pass in the Night – pg. 5 Elevator Dogmatics – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

Why I Don’t Think I’ll Claim To Be Christian – Brad Jersak

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ (Matthew 7:21-23) 2 It is required in stewards that one be found faithful. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. 4 For I know of nothing against myself, yet I am not ...