2 results for tag: wrath of God


Psalm 7 – The God of Every Day Wrath – Brad Jersak

Decompressing from Brueggemann and Zahnd As I write this piece, I am still decompressing as I return from the depths of the 2015 Word of Life ‘Faith & Culture Conference.’ I’ve experienced the heady privilege of interrogating Walter Brueggemann and Brian Zahnd for days on end. Many would Dr. Brueggemann as the most significant Old Testament scholar of our era. He would also probably be America’s best preacher if Bishop (my designation) Zahnd didn’t already clearly fill that role. I say this not to flatter, but to urge others who could not attend to participate through their books or the conference recordings. One of my most ...

The ‘Wrath of God’ is like throwing a hammer … straight up – Brad Jersak

Brad and Dougie - Hammer throwing finals 1971 (re-enactment) Note: the following parable is a teaser for my forthcoming book, A More Christlike God, to be released May 2015. The 'wrath of God' is like the hammer-throwing contest my father warned me against as a child. 'Do not,' he said, 'throw hammers in the air.' Apparently he saw this as a good warning in fatherly love. I saw it as a challenge and a rule to be broken. My neighbour Dougie and I (perhaps 7 years old at the time), each took our father's hammers and had a contest to see who could throw his hammer higher. Straight up. Perhaps I won. Certainly Dougie lost. For my hammer ...