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

Archive for the ‘Church’ Category

Unless You Become Like Children

May 13, 2021

“Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.’” (Matt. 19:13-14) Attendance is down in churches all across America. Midweek […]

4 Things Churches Need to Do Post-COVID

May 3, 2021

Right now is a critical time for churches. Christianity in America was facing challenges before COVID. According to Sam Rainer, “nine out of ten churches in the United States are either declining, or they are growing at a pace that is slower than the community where they are located.” This was from a book published […]

Should Churches Keep Streaming Worship?

April 29, 2021

Last year nearly every church went online. Because churches were unable to gather in person, they used Facebook, Zoom, YouTube, and other digital platforms to stream worship. Now that many churches are meeting in person again, some are asking, “Should we keep streaming our worship online?” The short answer is yes! Let me explain why […]

Four Essential Questions for Churches

April 20, 2021

As churches begin to regather and refocus, now is a great time to ask some essential questions. What is our purpose? If the purpose of the church is inward, then the church will continue to lose members and die. For instance, the purpose of the church should not be to see how long you can […]

3 Musts for the Post-COVID Church

March 23, 2021

As more and more people get vaccinated, state and local officials will begin to ease up on mask mandates and other restrictions associated with COVID-19. Churches will also make changes to their policies, and we will begin a new normal. Life will not be what it once was. It is impossible to pick up where […]

My Relationship With Young People

March 9, 2021

I am encouraged by the young people I know. Younger generations are smart, creative, and passionate. They care about what is right. They want to make a difference. As I grow older, I want to consider my responsibility toward younger generations. I want to have the right attitude towards them. I want to be a […]

If Our Kids Would Say…

December 31, 2020

“We were in church every time the doors were open.” I have heard this sentence or something like it many times in my life. I have heard it uttered by Christians and townspeople in describing their upbringing. I have even heard it in some interviews with actors and musicians detailing the culture in which they […]

5 Ways the Church Survives in a Secular Age

September 15, 2020

We are living in what Charles Taylor calls a secular age. Many of the changes that have caused us to arrive at this point have happened slowly over 500 years. We often do not realize the extent to which we have embraced the secular. It is in the air we breathe. It is everywhere. We […]

Four Keys for Churches to Survive the 21st Century

March 1, 2020

We find ourselves in challenging times. Our culture is growing more and more secular. Christianity is shrinking in America. Many churches are in decline or are dying. Younger generations are leaving the faith. The fastest-growing group in America are the nones. These are people who claim no religious affiliation at all. We look around us […]

What to Do When You Disagree With the Bible Class Teacher

January 29, 2020

Bible class should be the place where people act most Christlike, but this isn’t always the case. Heated discussions can take place right in the middle of a Bible study. People say things they shouldn’t say. Comments that should be made privately are made publicly. If you have ever witnessed an incident like this, then […]