“What Good Deed Must I Do?” – Bradley Jersak

THE RICH YOUNG RULER (MATTHEW 19:16-26 NLT) 16 Someone came to Jesus with this question: “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17 “Why ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. But to answer your question—if you want to receive eternal life, keep the commandments.” 18 “Which ones?” the man […]

Bradley Jersaks foreword to Alvin Kimel’s “Destined for Joy”

Alvin Kimel, Destined for Joy Foreword by Bradley Jersak With great joy, I have for a decade followed Fr. Aiden Kimel as he forged a path of inquiry that unveiled answers, advanced an exploration that yielded discovery, and posited a hope that became deep conviction—for me and in many others. His biblical, historical, and philosophical posts have completely convinced me […]

“Part of me thinks” – Bradley Jersak

NOTE FROM A FRIEND      I’ve been wondering what responsible Christlike decision-making looks like when it seems the only way to protect is to take life or cause harm—when nonviolent alternatives seem to have been exhausted. How do we live in the world as it is and not as it ought to be, where swords are […]

Q&A: What’s a Heresy? Bradley Jersak

Question I just finished reading a book titled Finding God in the Waves by Mike McHargue. Have you heard of it? It’s about a guy who was raised in the church but became an atheist for two years. I thought it would inspire my faith, but it brought up so many questions. The faith Mike returned […]

“God is love, but…” [nothing] – Bradley Jersak

“Everything before the word ‘BUT’ is horse sh*t.” – Game of Thrones I’ve heard this statement elsewhere as “Nothing someone says before the word ‘but’ really counts,” especially when an affirmation of love is immediately followed by its negations. The aphorism is loaded with wisdom and experience. Even if you feel that love compels you to […]

Q&R with Brad Jersak – Will Jesus be ashamed of us?

QUESTION Brad, could you help me to see a more beautiful way of understanding Luke 9:26? “If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory, and in the glory of his Father, and of the holy angels.” RESPONSE That’s a […]

A More Beautiful Gospel

“I fantasize about a world where kids are taught the Bible by people chiefly inspired by poets, philosophers, artists, novelists, musicians and almost never by those who only knew how to consume it as history and law and propaganda.” -Vincent Lin “Capture people with Beauty, then captivate them with the Good, then lead them to […]

The Cross in David’s Confession – Psalm 51 – Bradley Jersak

The Cross in David’s Confession – Psalm 51 – Bradley Jersak As I’ve stated in A More Christlike Word and previous articles, the Psalms often begin with what seem to be musical superscriptions. These ‘liner notes’ also frequently signal Messianic content, especially with the words, “To the end” (mistranslated “for the choir director” in many Bibles). “To […]

Metamorphosis – Bradley Jersak

“Listen, I tell you a mystery:  We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed.“ -1 CORINTHIANS 15:51 In St. Paul’s “resurrection chapter” (1 Corinthians 15), he develops his vision of human resurrection after the pattern of Christ. On the one hand, he indicates that after we pass from this life into the […]

Creation Out of Nothing – Robin Parry

The following five videos are Robin Parry’s fantastic little series on Creation, Transcendence, Immanence, and Causation. Each teaching is brief and super clear. Perfect for discussion in home groups, youth groups, or catechism classes. But also wonderful for your own clarity and nourishment. Creation out of nothing. Part 1: overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEfWlZc_Qig This video sketches an […]