Resurrected Living
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Archive for May 2012

What Does it Mean to be Worldly?

May 30, 2012

What does it mean to be worldly? Sometimes we find biblical terms that get thrown around with little or no consistency in regards to definition. People use them how and when they want to. Worldly is one of these terms. Often worldly is associated with trends, media, and entertainment that a person disapproves of. Before […]

The Story of Ian and Larissa

May 24, 2012

On the Web

May 20, 2012

Here are a few things I posted or wrote recently that are now on the web somewhere else. The Faith Village blog recently posted two of my articles. Tips for Young Minsters Tips for Christians Who Use Social Networks My review of Jonathan Merritt’s A Faith of Our Own was posted at the Englewood Review […]

N.T. Wright on Baptism

May 18, 2012

A Sermon on Jesus and Nonviolence

May 17, 2012

Here is an excellent sermon from my good friend, Matthew Dowling, on Jesus and nonviolence based upon Matt. 5:38-48. Matthew is a former Marine who is now working on his MDiv at Oklahoma Christian University. He is a great student of the word who offers some wonderful insights into the text. Nonviolence is a controversial […]

Englewood Review of Books

May 17, 2012

If you are like me you read a lot of books, but you still find there are more books than you can read. How does one choose the right books to read and skip the other ones? There are a couple of things I do. I read books by authors I know and like. I […]

How the Culture Wars Might be Destroying Your Church

May 16, 2012

The culture wars have been ongoing for some time now, but they always get more heated in an election year. This year is no different. It is still early on in the election process, but already my Facebook and Twitter feed has been filled with pleas to save our country from perpetual doom. Although I […]

A People in Transition

May 13, 2012

A Sermon Based on Ezekiel 8:1-6 “In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in may house, with the elders of Judah sitting before me, the hand of the Lord God fell upon me there. I looked, and there was a figure that looked like […]

What I’ve Learned from Three Mothers

May 13, 2012

Today is a special day. It is a day when we honor our mothers. We have a tendency to take holidays lightly in our culture. We commercialize Christmas and Easter. We think of holidays more as a day off, instead of contemplating the deeper meaning or tradition behind them. There is a temptation to do […]

The Trials We Face

May 12, 2012

One of the hardest things to do as a parent is to step back, and watch your child struggle with something you could help them do so easily. Recently, my wife and I have been teaching our son, Jackson, to dress and undress himself. It’s hard to watch him struggle with a shirt or his […]