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

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Preparing the Way to See Jesus

October 14, 2021

“In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who Is Jesus?

May 11, 2021

Who is Jesus? This is the most important question a person can answer. How we answer this question will determine the kind of life we live. It will determine who we become and the eternal outcome of our lives. Is Jesus someone I can ignore?  Is he someone I only think about once or twice […]

Finding Contentment

April 6, 2021

“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do […]

A Hope That Changes Everything

April 1, 2021

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3) “But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no […]

Always Choose Christ

March 26, 2021

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” (Gal. 5:22-23) “From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt […]

Life Isn’t Fair, and We Shouldn’t Expect It to Be

February 3, 2021

People want life to be fair, but as Christians, we cannot expect this. Life is not fair for Christians because we are to do good while others do bad. We are to tell the truth even if others lie. We are to love while others hate. We are to seek peace as those around us […]

Freedom in Christ

January 15, 2020

“But even Titus, who was with me, was not forced to be circumcised, though he was a Greek.” (Galatians 2:3) It would be easy for a modern reader to skip over a verse like this one. Circumcision is not a religious issue today. This seems to be a particular problem among 1st-century churches. Why should […]