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

Posts Tagged ‘Christian Living

On Christian Unity

October 17, 2017

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:4) It would be difficult to pick out the most neglected command in the New Testament, but I believe Ephesians 5:21 would be near the top. This is the command to submit ourselves one to another. […]

Learning to Disagree Better

September 28, 2017

“Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense…” (Proverbs 11:12) We have a problem in our country with communicating with people who are on the other side of an issue. Rather than listen and respond politely, we see people calling names, degrading others, belittling their neighbors, or worse. Before we can discuss our differences, we must first […]

What Now?

November 10, 2016

We have just endured an election that was nasty on all sides. It divided family, friends, and our country. Now the election has ended, people are feeling an array of emotions. Feelings such as joy, happiness, apathy, fear, sadness, confusion, and others are present in many Americans. The question being asked on all sides is […]

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 […]

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

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 […]

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 […]