The Great Commission Reclaimed – Brad Jersak w/ Safi Kaskas

The Great Commission Reclaimed Bradley Jersak with Safi Kaskas “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. […]

Q & R: OT Genocide Texts & the Father of Love

QUESTION Since our Father is the lover of the human race how do I reconcile the genocide events of the Old Testament? RESPONSE Jesus revealed God as the lover of the human race so the genocide texts do not reveal the truth of who God is. Jesus revealed that God is the life-giver and not a […]

Q & R: Are Addictive Sins Unforgivable? (Hebrews 6:4)

Question: I recently heard you share part of your story about the love addiction that led you into 12-step recovery. I am struggling with a constant battle against unhealthy and ungodly addictive cycles that I know are sinful, I know I’m deliberately turning from the light and choosing willful sin. Because of this, I’ve worked […]

Q&R: If not penal substitution, why celebrate the Eucharist? – Bradley Jersak

QUESTION Once one has left a penal substitutionary understanding of the Cross behind, how do you understand the meaning of the Lord’s Supper? RESPONSE The Eucharist (which means “thanksgiving”) is a beautiful gift whereby I join the great banquet, one of Jesus’ favorite images for the Kingdom of God. This is the Passover meal that […]

Beyond “Hopeful Universalism” – Bradley Jersak

In recent years, I find myself sitting comfortably with friends who would self-identify as “hopeful universalists.” It’s not a label I am comfortable with, for a number of reasons, though I’m certainly fine with the spirit of their intent. The following clarifies why I resist the label for myself: 1. Until recently, I called my […]

Re-teach Me to Pray – Renewing a Prayer Life – Brad Jersak

UNCAPPING THE ANCIENT WELLS And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father. —Genesis 26:18 A wonderful young friend asked me for suggestions in how to revitalize his prayer life. He inquired about the ways he might engage spontaneous, contemplative, and liturgical prayer, and about […]

Tough Minds & Tender Hearts – Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. sermon: “Tough minds & tender hearts” From 1959, this sermon still has great relevance. While he addresses those who believe whatever is in the print media, that issue is now compounded by those who believe choice bits in social media. This context is given from the King Institute: King elaborates on a […]

“Postcards from Babylon: the Church in American Exile” review by Brad Jersak

“Postcards from Babylon: the Church in American Exile” Documentary review by Brad Jersak “Come home. You’re better than this.” —Daniel Dietrich, Hymn for the 81% You had me at Brian Zahnd. When the first seven days of 2021 had already trumped (sic) the insanity of 2020, and Christian nationalism had erupted in all manner of […]