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

Archive for September 2013

Musings

September 28, 2013

A Conversation With Eugene Peterson  Jonathan Merritt recently interviewed Eugene Peterson who will turn 81 in November. Peterson discusses being a minister/pastor, the consumer culture, spiritual theology, and much more. When asked about what someone who desires a “deeper and more authentic discipleship” should do, this is the advice he gives, Go to the nearest […]

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

September 25, 2013

“The danger with the prayer for bread is that we get there too soon. We come to prayer, aware of urgent needs, or at least wants. It’s tempting to race through the Lord’s Prayer, as far as ‘on earth as it is in heaven’ so that we can then take a deep breath and say […]

Short Term 12

September 24, 2013

Short Term 12 is a beautiful and deeply moving film about broken lives and the struggle to make it in a fallen world. It is one of the best films I have seen this year. In an age of big budgets, mind-numbing special effects, and overpaid actors, the best films are still ones that tell […]

A Prayer by Bob Dylan

September 23, 2013

For his age, he’s wise He’s got his mother’s eyes There’s gladness in his heart He’s young and he’s wild My only prayer is, if I can’t be there Lord, protect my child As his youth now unfolds He is centuries old Just to see him at play makes me smile No matter what happens […]

Musings

September 20, 2013

Children & Worship Jamie Bruesehoff has written an excellent post on the importance of children in worship. She wonderfully details the struggle parents have wrestling with their children throughout worship, but then contrasts that with the blessings of having children in worship. We live in a culture that constantly wants to entertain children and send […]

Thy Will Be Done

September 18, 2013

If we are not careful it is easy to begin to think we are the center of the universe, or we may think we are the star of a one act play. We have certain ideas about our life. We know where we want it to go and we don’t want to get off course. […]

The Problem With Football

September 17, 2013

Saturdays in the Fall are some of my most favorite weekends of the year. I am a football fan, and especially a college football fan. I have my favorite team that I root for, and I enjoy having conversations with friends about the current story lines out there. I love watching plays like Clowney’s hit […]

Thy Kingdom Come

September 11, 2013

Ask any American if they would like a king and the answer you will probably receive is a resounding “No!” We are an independent people. We are leery of our government. We do not like people telling us what to do. We bring all this with us when we become a Christian. Becoming a Christian […]

Living Faithfully in a Fallen World

September 9, 2013

Living in a fallen world can often be frustrating. We see many things that are not right and we do not know how to respond. Sometimes when we respond our help may be rejected or rebuffed. Sometimes we are left clueless as to how to respond to a difficult situation. Often there is no easy […]

Musings

September 7, 2013

Syria Brian Zahnd has written a wonderful monologue on the situation in Syria. It is brief but to the point. It presents ways of responding in a Christian way to many of the questions and points that are being raised. How does a Christian respond to this business about a red line being crossed? Zahnd […]