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

Archive for October 2013

A Prayer By Soren Kierkegaard

October 23, 2013

Calm my troubled heart; give me peace. O Lord, calm the waves of this heart, calm its tempests! Calm thyself, O my soul, so that God is able to repose in thee, so that his peace may cover thee! Yes, Father in heaven, often we have found that the world cannot give us peace; let […]

What Parenting Can Teach Us About Christianity

October 17, 2013

After being a parent for nearly five years now, I have come to realize how much in common parenting and Christianity share. Since we find parenting metaphors used throughout the Bible this should not come as a big surprise. We are children of God. God is our Father. We can read about these in Scripture, […]

The Power of Story

October 10, 2013

The Bible is not just a book of facts, it is a book of stories. One story after another fill the pages of Scripture. All these smaller stories add up to tell one big story, the story of a loving God who deeply cares about humanity. Every story is meaningful. Every story is human. The […]

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

October 9, 2013

Have you been tempted lately? The more we pray and the more we trust in God the more likely it is that Satan will tempt us. In Jesus’ life Satan comes after him immediately following his baptism. In the book of Job Satan went after a man who was “blameless and upright.” We might think […]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Overcoming Fear

October 3, 2013

Shortly before Hitler came to power, Dietrich Bonhoeffer preached a sermon on fear. It was a volatile time in Germany and Bonhoeffer wanted the people to hear a message from Christ on a subject that affected them all. He began his sermon with these words, The Bible, the gospel, Christ, the church, the faith – […]

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

October 2, 2013

C.S. Lewis once said “Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.”[1] Everyone wants forgiveness but it is a hard thing to practice. When we are offended we want revenge. We want to get back at those who have wronged us. Sometimes there are people whom we think do not […]