33 results for tag: forgiveness


Forgiving Others Because God Has Forgiven Us

Join Greg as he explains that God's forgiveness is not conditional on our forgiveness of others, as many believe. God's forgiveness goes far beyond the absence of a penalty - God's forgiveness is his presence.

January 2020

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Mission Possible – pg. 1 Set Free From Sins – pg. 2 Finding Humor Even in Dark Places – pg. 5 Birthday Cards – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

December 2018

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Advent, Arrival, Appearance– pg. 1 Eden Jersak: Arrival of Hope– pg. 3 Brad Jersak: Arrival of Peace – pg. 4 Laura Urista: Arrival of Joy – pg. 6 Kenneth Tanner: Arrival of Love – pg. 8 Greg Albrecht: Kingdom of Heaven – pg. 8 Larry Parsley: J.B. Roane and the Case of the Belated Apology – pg. 12 Steve Stewart: Pure and Wonderful Grace – pg. 14 Brad Jersak: “What Lesson Is God Teaching Me?” -pg. 15

Retribution and Rhetoric in the NT Epistles – Brad Jersak with Peter Hordern

The following is a dialogue between Brad Jersak and Peter Hordern, about Pauls' use of retribution language (in 2 Thessalonians 1), rhetorical criticism and the nonviolence of God. Peter: I'm continuing to wrestle with the idea of God as nonviolent. I feel like I see the truth of God's nonviolence through Christ and his teachings, particularly on forgiveness. However, then I also read what Paul writes, especially in his epistles to the Thessalonians, which refer to end times and Gods punishment. What do we do with that? Is it our wishful thinking that God really is as loving as we want Him to be? Or do we pass off Paul's writings as a man ...

What ‘Christ Died For Us’ Meant to the Fathers – Brad Jersak

The following summary represents what we find in the classics of early Christian thought as they recalled the 'faith once delivered,' and sought to articulate the meaning of the Incarnation in light of the revelation that Christ was both fully human and fully divine.  For primary readings on this, see for example: Athanasius, On the Incarnation Gregory of Nazianzus, Letters in Critique of Apollonarius Cyril of Alexandria, On the Unity of Christ When the apostles say Christ suffered and died for us, once for all (Rom 6:10; Heb 9:28; 1 Pet 3:18), for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 13:28; Col 2:13) and not ours only, everybody's (1 ...

“Breakfast with Brad” – 2 Cor. 2:10 Forgiveness is giving grace.

PTM.org's "Breakfast with Brad" - 2 Cor. 2:10 Forgiveness is giving grace.

“Breakfast with Brad” – Korea part 2 – BBQ Pork & the importance of forgiveness.

In this episode of PTM.org's "Breakfast with Brad," Brad is in Korea (part 2) with his wife Eden, son Justice and friend Jake, enjoying BBQ Pork & discussing the importance of forgiveness to essential Christianity. PTM.org's "Breakfast with Brad" - Korea part 2 - BBQ Pork & the importance of forgiveness. from Brad Jersak on Vimeo.

Radical Forgiveness: Why She Forgave Her Father’s Killer

How one woman (Margot Van Sluytman) came to forgive the man who murdered her father. CLICK HERE to listen to the radio interview by Anna Maria Tremonti (CBC The Current). Or CLICK HERE to read the story transcript. (Copyright © CBC 2016) Margot writes, "Meeting the man who murdered my Dad, disrupted my family life. At the time of that occurrence, I was told to trust. 'Trust what happens when authenticity of the heart guides your choice.'  Ten years later, that disruption has become an aspect that infuses my relationship to my family with deepened respect for each other. And, also shifts how we can talk with each other, even when ...

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