Category: Resurrected Living
Are You Ready to Grumble?

Are You Ready to Grumble?

They set out from Elim, and all the congregation of the people of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month ...

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Children’s Church, the Entertainment Culture, and the Story of God

Children’s Church, the Entertainment Culture, and the Story of God

Guest Author: Todd Hall Each Sunday morning, churches throughout the U.S. engage in a simple ritual. After a few songs and prayers, the children of the congregation are ushered ...

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5 Ways to Improve Public Prayer

5 Ways to Improve Public Prayer

Public prayer is a part of every worship service. We pray at the beginning and close of worship and sometimes in the middle. We pray for those who are sick, for safe travel to and ...

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A Tale of Two Messiahs

A Tale of Two Messiahs

And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they told him, “John the ...

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Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows

A few hundred years before the birth of Jesus, the philosopher Plato told a story about a cave. Inside the cave were a group of individuals who were only allowed to look at one ...

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

“Jesus does not identify love primarily with producing good in the lives of others, Nor does he equate it with what we call ‘philanthropy,’ that is, the giving of surplus wealth ...

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More Than Obedience

More Than Obedience

The book of Jonah is more than a story about a single prophet from long ago who lived an interesting life. It is a story about Israel who erected walls and refused to look beyond ...

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The Downward Spiral of Depression

The Downward Spiral of Depression

“Sorrow found me when I was young. Sorrow waited, sorrow won.” — The National One of the problems with the way most people read the book of Jonah nowadays is that we distance ...

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The Role of Memory in Worship

The Role of Memory in Worship

Guest Author: Benjamin Williams We are what we remember. Perhaps this is why we are so devastated by a disease like Alzheimer’s or a condition like Post-Traumatic Stress ...

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Why Looking Back Won’t Get Us Anywhere

Why Looking Back Won’t Get Us Anywhere

"Say not, 'Why were the former days better than these?' For it is not from wisdom that you ask this." (Ecclesiastes 7:10) "Remember not the former things, nor consider the ...

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Review: Selma

Review: Selma

I must admit that I was a little leery when I walked into the movie theater this week to see Selma. It is difficult to make a biopic of someone from the modern era that is so well ...

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Why Traditions Matter

Why Traditions Matter

"Now we can see what, fundamentally, tradition is. It does not consist primarily of the beautiful forms of the past, of theological systems, or Romanesque and Baroque ...

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