Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Archive for August 2009

The Golden Rule

August 27, 2009

In Matthew 7:12 Jesus states, “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”  According to Jesus this is an important command because it sums up the Law and the Prophets.  The Bible is filled with many commands and examples for us […]


August 22, 2009

Our world is filled with words.  Words on TV, radio, newspapers, and billboards.  Words at school, work, city hall, and Washington.  How many of these words can we count on?  Most of us would probably answer “Not many!”  Words are often used for seductiveness and not truthfulness.  For instance, one might name a new housing […]

Singing and Culture

August 13, 2009

In Darryl Tippens book “That’s Why We Sing” he makes the following statement. “Times have changed.  We are less and less a singing culture, more and more a listening culture.  We are surrounded, day and night, by professionally produced music.  As we move from active participation to passive listening, an even more ominous consequence emerges.  […]

Dress for Success

August 6, 2009

It’s that time of year again.  Time to go back to school.  I remember every year before school began my mother would take me to get new clothes because she wanted me to look my best.  As I grew older I learned the importance of dressing properly.  If you want to get a good job, […]

Story and Culture

August 4, 2009

The Bible is written in different genres.  Within this marvelous book we find poetry, apocalyptic writings, sermons, speeches, epistles, etc.  The most common and famous genre within the Bible is narrative.  Narrative is found throughout the Bible.  The poems, sermons, and epistles we read in the Bible all have a narrative background.  They are all […]