Matt Maher on his song, Christ is Risen

Whenever I sing my song Christ is Risen, when I get to the bridge, in my heart, I’m flipping off the Devil.


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3 Responses to Matt Maher on his song, Christ is Risen

  1. Deise says:

    i really appreciated every single details here. thanks for posting!

  2. Payel says:

    You’ll of csorue have to work out exactly how and when you do your praying, but I am pretty sure it’s God speaking to you about spending a solid and regular block of time devoted to prayer. I think He’s speaking to others about it as well. Just this morning I was thinking that I really need to figure out a way that I can get up extra early and pray maybe not two hours, but longer than fifteen minutes for sure. I need and hunger for uninterrupted time to just be in God’s presence. Yes, I turn to prayer throughout the day and that’s great, but it’s not the same as having some solid time just with God and no one else. I want to encourage you to just get that time, even if it is during office hours hey, if that’s a problem, you and God can work it out and make the change down the road.Like: 0

    • Genesis says:

      “…the real question is if ayonne will bother to reconstruct some type of Christian theology that can survive in the post-modern world after it is gone.”I think that theology is being reconstructed every day, Mike, by people like Borg and Crossan and Brueggeman and the many other scholars who are doing it so publicly, and people like you and me, who are doing it on a more personal level. Think of all the copies of books by those authors and others that have sold during this decade alone. There are a lot of people out there searching, who have realized that something is wrong. And I think we will all find a better theology, with time. I believe we’re in a very dark period in history right now, especially considering our national leadership and the political decisions that have been made in this country since 9/11. But the pendulum will swing the other way eventually. It always does.Christianity has been around a long time, and I think it will continue to be around for a long time to come. And hopefully, as we grow in our understanding of the Bible and the facts surrounding it and the times in which it was written, the message of Jesus will eventually “evolve back” (I know, a strange way to say it) to what Jesus’ message actually was.I recently read “Church History: An Essential Guide” by Justo Gonzalez, which gives a very brief summary of the history of the Chrisitan Church. It’s been a very long time since I took world history, and I had actually forgotten how much death and mayhem has occurred thoughout history by people using the name of Christ. So it really should be no surprise that people today continue to use his name for their own agendas, or that wars are still being fought under his flag.It’s easy to become discouraged by the profanity that occurs every day by people claiming they are followers of Jesus. But I believe his message is eternal, and some how, some way, I believe those that truly hear will see his kingdom come to pass. Maybe not in our life time, but I believe it will happen one day.And in the meantime, all any of us can do is continue to show kindness to one another whenever possible, and fight the Empire in whatever ways we can find, even if only by our words on blogs that might cause another to open his/her eyes…or to at least blink.

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