Category: Resurrected Living
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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Holiday Reminders

Holiday Reminders

The holidays are a joyous occasion for many, but for some it can be a difficult time of year. During this time most of us are probably thinking about buying presents and what to ...

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The Loss of Beauty

The Loss of Beauty

As we look around our world, we notice things that are beautiful. These things could be as simple as a smile, or as complex as the Universe we inhabit. Beauty catches our ...

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The Necessity of Beauty

The Necessity of Beauty

What is beauty? Are you able to define it? It’s hard. It’s something we know when we see it, but it is difficult to put into words. When we see something remarkable, we might say, ...

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Abandoning Power

Abandoning Power

It’s interesting to read the books of the Bible and notice certain passages that mirror or resemble others. This happens with something known as the household codes (haustafeln). ...

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The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything is the story of Stephen and Jane Hawking. It begins while the two are in college and details the ups and downs of the couple’s relationship. It is first ...

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When Prayer Doesn’t Come Easy

When Prayer Doesn’t Come Easy

“Pray without ceasing. ” 1 Thessalonians 5:17! "The Christian stands and falls with prayer." Hans Urs von Balthasar! The practice of prayer is both ancient and widespread. It ...

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