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

Archive for March 2013

Between Two Thieves

March 31, 2013

Mike McClure singing Between Two Thieves from his Twelve Pieces album. Advertisements

Musings

March 29, 2013

5 Non-Christian Witnesses to the Crucifixion This article discusses why people on the left, right, and in the middle generally agree about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. Check out Is Good Friday a Myth? Holy Saturday John Mark Hicks wants to make sure that we do not forget about Holy Saturday. In this article […]

I am the Winner!

March 28, 2013

Recently, my 4 year old son has become obsessed with winning. He goes around saying, “I want to be the winner.” When he thinks he has won something he yells, “I am the winner! I am the winner!” Normally, I would discourage my child’s obsession with being first, but he has an unusual idea of […]

A Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr

March 27, 2013

Grant us, our Father, your grace, that, seeing ourselves in the light of your holiness, we may be cleansed of the pride and vainglory which obscure your truth; and knowing that from you no secrets are hid, we may perceive and confront those deceits and disguises by which we deceive ourselves and our fellowmen. So […]

5 Reasons TV is Dead

March 25, 2013

In 1979 The Buggles lamented the death of one era and celebrated the beginning of another with their hit single “Video Killed the Radio Star.” The song contained the lyric “We can’t rewind we’ve gone too far.” Much has changed since the television boom following WWII. We now have computers, tablets, and smartphones. These devices […]

iPod, Youtube, Wii Play

March 22, 2013

Check out my review of iPod, Youtube, Wii Play: Theological Engagements with Entertainment http://erb.kingdomnow.org/d-brent-laytham-ipod-youtube-wiiplay-feature-review/

Musings

March 22, 2013

What Does a Real Man Look Like? Like me, you were probably horrified by the news coming out of Steubenville, OH. How could a community create a culture in which women are objectified, mistreated, and abused? How could members of a community look the other way when rumors of awful things began to surface? The […]

A Prayer by Basil the Great

March 21, 2013

Steer the ship of my life, good Lord, to your quiet harbor, where I can be safe from the storms of sin and conflict. Show me the course I should take. Renew in me the gift of discernment, so that I can always see the right direction in which I should go. And give me […]

7 Ways to Kill a Church

March 19, 2013

Be Immature – Gripe, complain, nitpick, and criticize others. Find faults with every worship service. Remind the leadership that you could do a better job than they are doing. If someone offends you, get revenge. Spread rumors, gossip, and talk bad about the church to outsiders. Tell inappropriate jokes, preferably ones that are racist or sexist. When […]

Musings

March 15, 2013

The Power of Forgiveness I was moved by a powerful story of forgiveness that I found on Donald Miller’s Storyline blog. Justin Zoradi writes, “The gospel of forgiveness isn’t a high calling for the heroic individual, or a counter-cultural description of heavenly perfection. It is a principle central to the gospel itself – the very […]