30 results for tag: religion


The Gathering Storm of Fundamentalism – by Greg Albrecht

It is one of the most explosive issues facing our world in the early years of this 21st century. Political and religious agendas around the world are bullied and coerced, reacting to a virus-like spiritual plague of religious fundamentalism. The Islamic fundamentalist reaction to Western imperialism and decadence is said to be a counter-attack on the "great Satan's" of our culture (materialism, immorality, secularism, humanism, science and technology), all of which are blamed for taking our world to hell in a hand-basket. Though the eyes of the world are currently focused on Islamic fundamentalism, the seeds of radical religious fundamentalism are ...

What’s So Bad About Religion? – by Greg Albrecht

Some of our readers and listeners can't bring themselves to believe that religion is as bad as we say it is. They say things like, "you spend too much time talking about the negative things and too little about the good things." One person said, "What's so bad about religion? If you had more grace you wouldn't harp on religion so much." If you have ever visited a prison, you walk away realizing it's a horrible thing to be incarcerated. When you are locked up, you are a slave, you have no freedom. If you know anything about institutionalized incarceration you will also know that inmates learn to depend on and work the system. The system gives them ...

What’s So Bad About Religion? – by Greg Albrecht

      Some of our readers and listeners can't bring themselves to believe that religion is as bad as we say it is. They say things like, "you spend too much time talking about the negative things and too little about the good things." One person said, "What's so bad about religion? If you had more grace you wouldn't harp on religion so much."       If you have ever visited a prison, you walk away realizing it's a horrible thing to be incarcerated. When you are locked up, you are a slave, you have no freedom. If you know anything about institutionalized incarceration you will also know that inmates ...

The Real Beginning – Greg Albrecht

It's here! The end of another year. What a year this has been! The grumps, the curmudgeons, the gloom and doom prognosticators, the fear mongers and the Jeremiad prophecy buffs have been selling their wares. Thankfully, the vast majority of the party poopers who scream and shout within Christendom agree on one thing—only Jesus Christ can clean up this mess! It does take Jesus, doesn't it? As we end a year of endless varieties of Christ-less promotion and hype in his name, it might be helpful to compare and contrast the understated way the good news first came into our world. Jesus' birth passed with little fanfare. Books about his first coming ...

September 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Remembering 9-11 in the Wake of 2020 – pg. 1 We Believe – pg. 2 Think on These Things – pg. 5 Forgiveness and Apologies – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

Hypocrisy to Reality

Do you sometimes feel like you're playing a religious game?  Do you do things that you think will appease God and then other times try to cover up other things you've done so God won't discover you?  This program will help you "get real." https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0377.mp3

Rules and Religion

In this tongue in cheek program Greg tells you how you can start a religion -- after all, many others have.  In this talk Greg illustrates the pitfalls and potholes of religion for authentic Christians. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0376.mp3

Spiritual — Religious — or Christian?

Paper or plastic? The answer boils down to personal preference.  Many seeing the shortcomings of Christianity say, "I'm spiritual, but I'm not religious and I'm not Christian." Is being spiritual good enough?  Is it the same kind of personal preference as "Paper or Plastic?" https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0329.mp3

Religion is Not Enough – Part 2

Can you find spirituality in religion?  Can you find the answer in religion?  Can religion save you?  Can religion answer your deepest needs. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0379.mp3

Religion is a Destructive Cover Up – Part 1

Good news and bad news.  North Americans are becoming more aware of their spiritual needs.  The bad news is that religion is thriving.  Greg talks about how religion can be a destructive coverup in this first program in a 2 program series. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0378.mp3

Getting Caught Up In a Religious Show

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God's grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need. Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means "son of encouragement"), sold a field he owned and brought the ...

Righteousness by Law or by Faith?

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will ...