7 results for tag: Christlike

The Highest Calling

Dale Carnegie taught about how to win friends and influence people, whereas Jesus offered a kingdom where power is not defined by riches or fame and where leaders are identified as servants.  

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

It's a meaningless little game we used to play when we were kids, thinking we could find out whether a person of the opposite sex liked us or not. Believe it or not, people use the similar approach to discover whether God loves them or not!   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR261.mp3

“I Haven’t Seen You Lately” – Greg Albrecht

A friend of mine who attends her church on a fairly regular basis missed a few weeks in a row. When she returned, one of the “church ladies” greeted her with: “I haven’t seen you lately!” Of course, the “church lady” meant she hadn’t seen my friend lately at church, and that was a cause for concern. “I haven’t seen you lately” might include the following thoughts: • First, let’s assume the best. This greeting might be intended to communicate the fact that my friend was genuinely missed, and that her return was warmly welcomed. However, “I am glad to see you. How are you?” might avoid the extra helping of guilt and ...

Does God Do Anything He Wants Because He is God? Ken Tanner

I frequently run into the argument that God can do whatever he wants because he is God. Partnered with this assertion is often an accusation that human "sensibilities" about what is right and wrong are not the same as God's—that his ways are higher than our ways—as a defense for God behaving in ways that we would otherwise call sociopathic in humans. Christians believe we know what we know about evil because of what is revealed about God in Jesus Christ *and* by what is inherent in humanity, owing to our being fashioned in the image of God. This image is broken in us but not eradicated or absent, even in the "worst" of us. And above and ...

June 2017

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: Forgiveness...Who First? – pg. 1 Laura Urista: The Best Father's Day Gift – pg. 7 Brian Zahnd: The Charm of Beauty in an Ugly Age – pg. 11 Greg Albrecht: "Did 'all people' receive the Holy Spirit on Pentecost?" – pg. 12 Amber Hamilton: Reflections on A More Christlike God – pg. 13 Brad Jersak: Wishful thinking? Or Blessed Hope! – pg. 15

Gospel or Caricature? by Martin Scott

Editor's note: The following post first appeared at Martin Scott's Perspectives blog. In many ways, the caricature / gospel contrast mirrors what we see in the Gospel in Chairs (below). Agreeing with Scott, we would also tweak the atonement line. But if 'bearing our punishment' is not  'bearing God's just punishment for our sins,' but rather, 'bearing the unjust punishment we inflicted,' it works. Gospel or caricature? by Martin Scott Scot McKnight recently referred to Josh Butler’s second book: The Pursuing God: A Reckless, Irrational, Obsessed Love That’s Dying to Bring Us Home and summarises the (caricature / gospel) themes in the book, ...

Trailer – A More Christlike God – Brad Jersak

Brad Jersak's A More Christlike God: A More Beautiful Gospel (CWR Press, 2015) can now be pre-ordered at https://www.ptm.org/uni/resources/order/form_christlike.php Please consider sharing the video trailer for the book:   A More Christlike God – A More Beautiful Gospel from Plain Truth Ministries on Vimeo.