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

Archive for August 2013

The Spectacular Now

August 30, 2013

One of the great dangers of cinema is the ability to present a picture of reality that is completely untrue. I am not talking about false realities like Narnia, the Star Trek Enterprise, Middle Earth, etc. False realities can be very helpful in exploring ethical questions. Myths, legends, and fairy tales are often great sources […]

6 Ways to Pray the Lord’s Prayer

August 29, 2013

Use it as a model – Before the Lord’s prayer in the Gospel of Matthew we are instructed to “Pray then like this…” Because of these words the Lord’s prayer in Matthew has sometimes been called “the model prayer.” It is a prayer that teaches us how to pray. We learn to pray by watching […]

A Global Picture of Christianity

August 28, 2013

  Wesley Granberg-Michaelson talks about his new book From Times Square to Timbuktu and presents some amazing facts concerning global Christianity.

Our Father

August 28, 2013

Language is not perfect but it is what we have. Words may mean different things to different people. The word father may carry a positive connotation with some people and it may carry a negative connotation with others. Our personal experience with our own father affects how we understand this word. Before we begin looking […]

A Prayer by Origen

August 27, 2013

God can do anything. Let us beg him to take pity on us and make us not merely listen to what he tells us but do it as well. May he send the flood of his waters over our souls, destroy in us what he knows is in need of destruction and give life to […]

7 Keys to Aging Well

August 26, 2013

No one wants to be that grumpy old man who is always complaining and who no one wants to talk to. We want to age well. We want to age gracefully. Aging well is not something that just happens. It is something we must commit to, preferably at a young age. It is something we […]

Praying for Teachers, Parents, & Students

August 25, 2013

This week many people will go back to school. Some will begin the new adventure of starting college, while others are finishing their last year of high school. Some students are just entering elementary school and have many years ahead of them. Some teachers will return to school having practiced this routine many times before. […]

Musings

August 23, 2013

Anoinette Tuff In a gun culture that is ready and willing to fire at will it was refreshing to find this story of bravery about woman who used words and kindness to stop a gunmen from killing innocent civilians. I am not naive enough to believe words will stop every act of violence, but I […]

Love Your Enemies

August 21, 2013

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And […]

How Not to Pray

August 20, 2013

“Do not be like the hypocrites when you pray. For they love to be seen in their places of worship and other public places. Pray to God the Father in a private and quiet place. He sees you and he will reward you. When you pray do not use meaningless words like the Gentiles do, […]