Resurrected Living
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Archive for December 2010

True Grit

December 24, 2010

I often don’t like it when Hollywood decides to remake a classic.  These decisions are usually about money instead of the integrity of the film.  True Grit is an exception.  With the Coen brothers at the helm and quality actors such as Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin this remake is able to stand […]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer on The Truth Will Set You Free

December 24, 2010

The following is a portion of a sermon Dietrich Bonhoeffer preached in Berlin on July 24, 1932. Our lies are against God.  They arm themselves against the reality and the truth of God, against his communion and grace, and against his love.  Our lies hate the love of God, because they imagine that they have […]

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

December 23, 2010

Justin Martyr on Free Will

December 23, 2010

“We have learned from the prophets, and we hold it to be true, that punishments, chastisements, and rewards are rendered according to the merit of each man’s actions.  Otherwise, if all things happen by fate, then nothing is in our power.  For if it is predestined that one man be good and another man evil, […]

O Little Town of Bethlehem

December 22, 2010

Christmas, A Time To Remember

December 17, 2010

Growing up I was a little confused about Christmas.  I wasn’t confused about Santa Claus.  I knew he was the big guy in a red suit who brought me presents if I was good.  I also understood that Christmas was a time to enjoy getting together with family.  What I didn’t always understand about Christmas […]

What Does It Mean To Be Human?

December 16, 2010

My Favorite Christmas Albums

December 11, 2010

You know it’s Christmas time when you begin to hear holiday music everywhere you go.  Music is one of the best things about this time of year.  I love dusting off my favorite Christmas CD’s and being able to enjoy them again for one month out of the year.  A Christmas album is a hard […]

The Theology of Submission in 1 Peter 2:11-3:7

December 7, 2010

When one reads the letters of the New Testament he or she is most likely reading theology or ethics.  Theology includes the doctrines of God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, salvation, last things, etc.  Ethics is what many consider to be the more practical parts of the letter and include moral codes, commands, advice on how to […]