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

Archive for September 2021

The Poetry of God: John 1:1-5

September 27, 2021

“Who, in fact, will ever comprehend ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God?’” – Augustine, Homilies on the Gospel of John I can’t explain a blessed thingNot a fallen star or a feathered wingOr how a man in chains has the strength to singJust one thing is clear to meThere’s […]

Joy and The Lovin’ Spoonful

September 24, 2021

“A joyful heart is good medicine.” (Proverbs 17:22) Music can evoke many different feelings and emotions. A song may make a person feel happy, sad, angry, excited, etc. Music is powerful. God knows this, and this is why music is part of his plan. Songs are scattered throughout the Bible. The church sings when it […]

Gravel Roads and Other Little Things

September 17, 2021

Life’s mysteries unravel when my tires hit that gravelAnd I leave the paved road far behindEvery breath I breathe is one step closer to meEasing my worried mind– William Elliott Whitmore The formation of ourselves is happening all the time. Our choices shape us in one way or another. In a sense, everything we do […]

Grow in Grace

September 16, 2021

One of the last things Peter commands in his second letter is for us to “grow in the grace…of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 3:18). Grace is unmerited favor. It is treating others better than they deserve. This is what Jesus does for us. “While we still were sinners, Christ died for […]

When Culture is King

September 10, 2021

“The chute opens, the bull draws blood, and the gift is accepted by God”– The Killers As the music industry continues to experience changes, I hope the album never goes away because when it is done right, it can be a beautiful work of art. Pressure Machine, the new album by The Killers, is an […]

Welcoming Others

September 9, 2021

“Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” (Romans 15:7) It is fascinating how we emphasize certain commands in Scripture while overlooking others. We all do it. It is part of being human. We judge some commands as more important than others. We may downplay the commands we […]

Trusting Communities

September 8, 2021

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rudeā€¦Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-5, 7) We live in an age of distrust. We do not trust institutions, and we see this play out in the news almost every […]