Resurrected Living
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Archive for December 2013

Monday Morning Quarterback

December 30, 2013

According to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language the term “Monday Morning Quarterback” refers to “one who criticizes or passes judgment from a position of hindsight.” Anyone who has watched football or any other sport has been guilty of this. We watch the game and then we comment on the coaching, players, management, […]

The Best Albums of 2013

December 17, 2013

The title says “Best Albums of 2013” but this is not a top ten list. I compile a top ten list of movies every year. I am able to see most of the movies in a given year, at least the ones that are worth seeing, and then come up with a list of the […]

Law, Land, and Loyalty: A Study of Deuteronomy 4:1-8

December 16, 2013

And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you. You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor […]

A Prayer By Clement of Alexandria

December 11, 2013

Be kind to your little children, Lord: that is what we ask of you as their Tutor, you the Father, Israel’s Guide; Son, yes, but Father as well. Grant that by doing what you have told us to do, we may achieve a faithful likeness to the Image and, as far as is possible for […]

God Is With Us

December 10, 2013

We live in a volatile world, a world that is constantly changing. Borders change. Economies change. Climates change. Governments change. How we take in knowledge changes. We live in a world that is constantly evolving and this makes many of us uneasy. Some of us may enjoy minor changes from time to time, but most […]

Divided We Fall

December 8, 2013

I have a love/hate relationship with sports. I love watching an athletic event where anything can happen. I love come from behind victories and underdogs who find someway to win. What I do not like about sports is the mentality often associated with it. Sports fans can be some of the rudest ugliest people on […]

Musings

December 6, 2013

A Story of Faith and Hope For those of you who don’t know, my sister-in-law was born with a rare heart condition and has had multiple surgeries. She and my brother, who live in Oklahoma, have travelled as far as Cleveland, OH to have a surgery on her heart. They have both been an inspiration […]

Baby Son

December 4, 2013

I discovered John Mark McMillan a couple of years ago and I have been thoroughly impressed ever since. He is a Christian artist who is not like most Christian artists. To be honest, I am not impressed with a lot of Christian music. I think much of it is shallow and not good musically. John […]

Rethinking Leadership in Small Congregations

December 3, 2013

Churches of Christ are unique in that every congregation is autonomous. Local churches do not report to an overseeing body. Not only is this an attempt to recapture the church governance of the early church, but it has also worked pretty well. Local churches make the decisions, and one church cannot bind their beliefs or […]

The Importance of Being Thankful

December 2, 2013

“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts. How can God entrust great things to one who will not thankfully receive from Him the little things?” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Last week I was thinking a lot about this quote. I was thinking that […]