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

Posts Tagged ‘Christianity

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 […]

What is Church?

August 26, 2021

What is church? This may seem like an unusual thing to ask, but it’s important. The English word church has multiple different meanings. It can refer to a building or a denomination. The word church in the pages of Scripture does not refer to either one of these. The Greek word translated church means “called […]

10 Questions for Spiritual Leaders

August 25, 2021

Here are 10 questions spiritual leaders should be asking themselves on a regular basis. How can I help? How can I comfort? How can I be an instrument of peace in the midst of conflict? Who needs me to listen to them? Who do I need to be praying for? Who can I encourage? Who […]

Speaking for God

August 19, 2021

Some people eagerly speak for God each time breaking news scrolls across the screen. I understand the motivation. We want to be correct, and we want others to do what is right. However, we must be careful. Speaking for God is not something anyone should take lightly. It is serious business. We need mouthpieces for […]

Fruitful Conversations

August 7, 2021

We cannot get through life without conversations. To converse is human. We are relational beings, and we must have interaction with others. However, not all conversations are the same. We can speak with someone and feel encouraged, uplifted, joyous, enlightened, comforted, etc., or feel frustrated, invisible, upset, undervalued, hurt, etc. How we talk with each […]

Is Your Congregation Thriving or Dying?

June 23, 2021

It is no secret that many congregations in America are dying. According to Barna, the number of practicing practicing Christians in America declined from 45% of the population in 2000 to 25% of the populating in 2020. During the pandemic, one out of three practicing Christians stopped attending worship altogether, including online services. COVID-19 has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]