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

Archive for February 2013

Commanded to Encourage

February 28, 2013

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Heb. 10:24-25) This passage is probably most famous for […]

Choices and Consequences

February 28, 2013

All of our choices have consequences. If I choose to touch a hot stove, then I will burn myself. If I choose to exercise and eat better, then I will be healthier. We sometimes make the mistake of thinking that consequences are only bad. We tend to use the word consequence in this way, but […]

A Prayer by Karl Barth

February 20, 2013

  Karl Barth was one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century. The following is a prayer from the conclusion of a sermon he preached to prisoners in Basel, Switzerland. O Lord, our God! Thou art great, exalted and holy above us and above all men. This is thy glory that thou dost not […]

Peter Kreeft on C. S. Lewis

February 18, 2013

The Deeper Message of The Walking Dead

February 15, 2013

  Check out my latest article for RELEVANT magazine on The Deeper Message of The Walking Dead.

Grace is Not Cheap

February 14, 2013

Dietrich Bonhoeffer coined the term “cheap grace.” In his famous book The Cost of Discipleship he wrote the following, “Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion without confession…. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, […]

A Prayer by Thomas a Kempis

February 13, 2013

Thomas a Kempis lived from 1380-1471. He is most famous for his book The Imitation of Christ. This devotional book has encouraged many Christians over the years to live like Jesus. Here is one of his prayers. Most gracious God, preserve us from the cares of this life, lest we should be too much entangled […]

The Lord’s Supper: A Means of Grace

February 11, 2013

When Christians assemble together on the first day of the week we do it for many different reasons. We come for learning and encouragement. We come to sing and to pray. We come for these things and more, but at the center of our worship is the Lordʼs table, a meal that Jesus himself instituted. […]

More Than a Spectator

February 8, 2013

Anyone who has grown up in America has been introduced to spectator sports. This is any sport where people come for the sole purpose of watching. Although spectator sports are not unique or original to our culture we seem to have taken them to another level. The Colosseum in Rome seated 50,000 spectators. We have […]

Best Films of 2012

February 5, 2013

When I sit down to write my list of the top films of any given year it is always a task that I both love and hate. I love to reflect on the best films of the year and what made them great, but I hate that I have not had an opportunity to see […]