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

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Committed to Trust

September 26, 2016

In a recent New York Times editorial, David Brooks identified a problem facing our culture. “A generation ago about half of all Americans felt they could trust the people around them, but now less than a third think other people are trustworthy…Young people are the most distrustful of all; only about 19 percent of millennials […]

What Would Jesus Facebook?

September 21, 2016

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, […]


January 14, 2016

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will […]

On Controversies

November 30, 2015

“It has long been my experience that the most nourishing spiritual food is not found so much in the controversial literature as in the devotional literature of the church.” Hughes Oliphant Old Controversies fill our history books. Controversies get people excited. People like to gossip about the latest controversies whether they are religious, political, or […]

Being a Christian in a Global Community

November 9, 2015

We live in a world that is much smaller than it used to be. Things like satellites and the internet have made global communications simple and easy. We can now communicate with someone halfway around the world on our cell phone. We receive news from other countries as it is happening. We belong to online […]

Two Days, One Night

August 31, 2015

Last week I watched Two Days, One Night, and it reminded me once again of the lack of depth in mainstream American cinema. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good action thriller like Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, but the films that are widely popular often do not challenge us like many smaller independent and […]

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 […]

Practicing Quietness

June 29, 2015

My house is anything but quiet. If you have ever experienced the combined noise levels of a six-year-old and ten-month-old boy, then you know it can get loud quick. The noise rarely ceases from the time they wake up until the moment they go to bed. My wife and I enjoy the joyful sounds of […]

The Need for Rest

May 7, 2015

One of the most trying times when you are a parent of small children is nap time. Both of my boys fight sleep. If you lay them down, then they cry. If you try to rock them, they kick and wiggle around and won’t stay still. If you let them stay up, then they are […]

Love, Trust, & Community

April 17, 2015

1 Corinthians 13 is one of the more well-known chapters within the Bible. It is read at weddings. It is quoted by religious and non-religious people. It is a meditation on love. We are called to love because God first loved us (1 John 4:19). The two greatest commands are to love God and love […]