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

Archive for July 2015

The Power of a Villain Story

July 30, 2015

This is a guest post by Tyler Jarvis. One of the things I like the most about the Bible is that it doesn’t pull any punches. I mean, there are lots of guys who are generally “good” guys but who do really crappy things. Generally, when you read a story, the main character is presented […]

A Beautiful Story

July 25, 2015

What is Christianity? It is what is good, true, and beautiful. These are the three virtues that describe our faith. God is good. God is true. God is beautiful. God embodies these virtues perfectly, but these virtues do not stop with God. What he creates is good, true, and beautiful. As Christians, we should strive […]

Grace: The Power of a Redemption Story

July 24, 2015

This is a guest post by Les Ferguson Jr. I don’t watch a lot of TV. Consequently, I often miss things that are culturally relevant. I hear about TV shows and have no clue about them at all. People talk about movies and actors and I just kind of nod my head because more often […]

The Power of a Cleansing Story

July 23, 2015

This is a guest post by Jennifer Rundlett. How do you most frequently see Jesus in your mind’s eye? When you pray, do you think of a well-worn prayer card that someone gave you as a child? Perhaps you might think of a beautifully carved crucifix that adorns the altarpiece of your church sanctuary? Still others of us might think […]

The Power of an Ordinary Story

July 13, 2015

This is a guest post by Danny Dodd. Ordinary is an interesting word. It was a word once used for some of Christ’s disciples (see Acts 4:13). It usually denotes “nothing special,” “average,” “normal.” Nothing to see here, so just keep moving on. An ordinary story? I’ll pass. Give me the extra-ordinary; the dramatic; the […]

A Good Example

July 11, 2015

At the end of 2 Corinthians, Paul encourages the congregation to “examine yourselves.” In the book of Philippians, he says to “work out your salvation.” The focus throughout much of Paul’s letter is what we can do as individuals to bring about positive change in our lives. Religious people are sometimes known for telling other […]

The Power of a Recovery Story

July 9, 2015

This is a guest post by Holly Barrett. There comes a day in every recovery story where the rock bottom floor gets too uncomfortable. It’s cold and dark and miserable. My body aches for the release my habits bring but my head says I just can’t go there again. I gut it out until I just […]

The Power of Telling a Story

July 6, 2015

This is a guest post by Steve Ridgell Jesus often used stories to illustrate how to live as his disciples. I believe hearing the stories of Jesus still equip us to live out his call on our lives. And here is one example of how I think that works. I have often heard people talk […]