32 results for tag: religion


Browbeaten and Bullied at Church

by Greg Albrecht One of the most gratifying experiences we have at PTM is when we hear from someone for whom God has "turned on the light." By God's grace they realize their primary allegiance is not to a human religious authority. They realize that churches and church leadership are fellow-servants and laborers for the gospel—and that such organizations and authorities lose their credibility the moment they allow the gospel to be subverted by religion and its legalisms. The following letter is a wonderful example: I recently wrote an article about tithing for our church newspaper. My conclusion is the same as that of PTM—"­­tithing" is ...

Old Time Religion is Not Good Enough!

The hymn, which dates to 1873, declares "Give me that old time religion, it's good enough for me." https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR448.mp3

One in Christ Jesus

By Greg Albrecht— There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.—Galatians 3:28 What exactly is a mother? What is her job description? What does a mother do? There's a story about a man who came home from a long day at work—when he drove into his driveway he saw his three children, still in their pajamas, covered from head to toe in mud, fighting and screaming. He was just too exhausted to deal with it, so he walked right past his kids, through the front door, into a house that was in upheaval. Chaos reigned supreme. The TV was blaring, furniture had been knocked over, dishes ...

As If He Needed Anything

Paul told the Athenians that they were very religious because their gods needed them. The one true God, according to Paul, doesn't gain or profit nor is he in anyway enhanced by human attention or activity.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR366.mp3

Jesus Cleans Up Toxic Relgious Trash

Our society knows that physical garbage is toxic, but is often blissfully unaware of the negative spiritual impact of religious trash spewed into our culture. The good news is that Jesus picks up that trash, and disposes of it!   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR310.mp3

Don’t Let Religion Suck All the Joy Out of Life

There are many messages from a variety of places which tell us that we aren't good enough or doing enough or trying hard enough. In this first of a three-part series based on the book of Philippians we are warned of one of the dangers of religion - it can suck all the joy out of life!   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR308.mp3

What’s So Bad About Religion? 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 ...

What’s So Bad About Religion? – 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 ...

May 2019

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Religion: Where Is the Love? – pg. 1 Not That Kind of Christian – pg. 2 The Power of God's Love – pg. 5 Happy 100th Birthday – pg. 6 Crowned with Tender Mercies – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format

February 2019

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Trending: Deconstruction– pg. 3 Greg Albrecht: Aroma of Love, Stench of Greed– pg. 6 Rachel Ramer: Heirs to Religious Angst – pg. 8 Stephen Crosby: Confessions of a Christian Idiot – pg. 11 Peter Enns: No Contradictions in the Bible! You Heard Me! – pg. 13 Brad Jersak: “According to the Scriptures” -pg. 15 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format

November 2018

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Enslaved by Religion...Or Free in Christ? – pg. 1 Success by Excess Is Not True Greatness – pg. 2 Thanksgiving Banquets and the Kingdom of Heaven – pg. 5 When Life Downsizes – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format

September 2018

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: What Do You Expect from Jesus? – pg. 1 Information Is Not Knowledge – pg. 2 Religion or Love? – pg. 5 Bricks or Stones? – pg. 6 Broken Bridge – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format