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

Archive for July 2012

A Third Party Candidate

July 31, 2012

It is election time again and it seems as though no one is happy. Animosity and vitriol fill the airwaves. Each side wants to do nothing but complain about the other. Sadly, many Christians have fallen into this political trap. They “treat their religion as a kind of politics and their politics as a kind […]

The Benefits of Preaching Through an Entire Book of the Bible

July 31, 2012

It has been almost a year since I began preaching a series of lessons on the gospel of Luke and we are only now in chapter 14. When I began I promised the congregation I was going to preach on every verse in Luke. There have been a few interruptions where I have had to […]

The Juvenilization of American Christianity

July 27, 2012

Check out my review of The Juvenilization of American Christianity by Thomas E. Bergler at the Englewood Review of Books.

Jake Kellen

July 26, 2012

Jake Kellen grew up in a small Texas town where he played baseball and regularly attended the Church of Christ. After his brother got a guitar for Christmas, and several people complemented him on his singing abilities he became interested in music. One of his first appearances on stage was at Camp Blue Haven, a […]

Can a Christian be a Pessimist?

July 25, 2012

As we look at the story we are living in it begins with God’s good creation (Gen. 1-2) and ends with God’s good recreation (Rev. 21-22). We are living in between a good beginning and good ending. There are still elements of God’s good beginning all around us, and whatever is not good will be […]


July 24, 2012

Here are two videos on forgiveness that I found helpful. Lewis Smedes and Miroslav Volf have both written extensively on the subject of forgiveness. I would recommend any of their books if you are studying the subject for yourself, or teaching on forgiveness. Smedes is a bit more practical, whereas Volf is more theological. I […]

Jimmy Cliff

July 24, 2012

Currently I am listening to the new Jimmy Cliff album, Rebirth. Cliff is a reggae legend and he does not disappoint on this new album. Although Cliff is known all over the world, has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and has several hits to his name he has been rather […]

A Community of Memory

July 23, 2012

The following is a quote from Walter Brueggemann’s commentary on Exodus 13:1-16 found in The New Interpreter’s Bible. “The biblical community of faith is a community of memory, working at its precious identity in a culture devoted to amnesia. The market forces that encourage a consumer consciousness are largely controlled by ideology that wants to abandon […]

A Better Place

July 22, 2012

This is an incredible song and video by Glen Campbell who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. His last album is one of his best. This is a beautiful song off that album that is part prayer and part longing for a better place.

Living in a Dangerous World

July 22, 2012

A Sermon Based on Luke 13:31-35 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.” He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I […]