6 results for tag: redemption


December 2019

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Mary: The Second Eve– pg. 3 Scott Erickson: O Eve!– pg. 7 Greg Albrecht: Wrapping an Idea in a Person – pg. 8 Jim Fowler: The Reason for the Season – pg. 10 Felicia Murrell: Advent Poem – pg. 12 Richard Rohr: Christ in the Face of the Other – pg. 13 Greg Albrecht: Was Christ a Created Being? -pg. 15 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format

Redemption

We're all captives and slaves unless we've been redeemed by God. Have you accepted the freedom that God bought for you? If so, you can be set free.

March 2017

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Two Parades – pg. 1 A Son or a Hired Hand? – pg. 2 Grace Notes – pg. 5 No More Gatekeepers – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format  

The X-files, the Misery of the World and the Nature of God [spoilers] – Brad Jersak

Screenshot from X-files episode "Babylon" *Spoilers included. This article assumes readers have watched the episode or won't mind spoilers. In the X-files episode entitled "Babylon," I was impressed with the research, creative writing, strong imagery and bold themes. I don't presume to know the writer's intent, but from the artistic side, we are permitted to draw our own takeaway meanings and messages. Two came quite forcefully that some X-files fans might appreciate.  The episode begins with a graphic terrorist attack by two young Muslim radicals. Too easy I thought; that's not how these writers roll. Then comically, Mulder and Scully meet ...

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 ...