Raising the Dead Church


Current world events may feel overwhelming. It might feel like you have nothing to offer, that you can’t make a difference in our country, our world. Not true! YOU CAN make a difference and God is calling each one of us to do just that!

It is time to set politics aside and do what is right for humanity! It is time to do what is right in the eyes of God!  It is time to get rid of the old and bring in the new. God is calling the church to pay attention…to listen…to act. God is shaking things up to raise the dead in the church. We can no longer sit back and do nothing. We can no longer avoid stepping into the realm of the “uncomfortable.” I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Holy Spirit comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable. 

It’s time to wake up!  We can no longer do nothing. We can no longer be lukewarm (See Revelation 3:16) So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

Will you risk? If so, how? Are you afraid to risk? Don’t be! God says, “I Am WITH YOU!” If you think being a Christian means showing up for church on Sunday and putting money in a plate and then going about your daily business as usual on Monday…think again!

Being CHURCH means, YOU make a difference. Being CHURCH means putting your body on the line. Yes, and often, being church means fighting for justice, whatever that looks like for you. Mine may not be marching in a protest. Mine may be through a keyboard and telephone. My making a difference won’t look like yours. But right now, right here, when you feel Holy Spirit calling you to ACT…to BE CHURCH, you will KNOW what that looks like for YOU!

Listen, Look, Learn, Ask, Pray!

 “What are you asking me to do Lord?”

Listen and then GO make a difference!

YOU can be part of RAISING the DEAD church.

Now GO!

Don’t be lukewarm!

Instead, Raise the Dead!



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Cindy Burger is a Spiritual Director, Writer and depending upon who you talk to, a woman who speaks what is on her mind…often to her own detriment. Share this:
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3 Responses to Raising the Dead Church

  1. Margaret Neu says:

    Thanks Cindy for your thoughtful, prayerful and experiential post. This is right on, and speaks not only to active church-going folks of truly all religious beliefs, practices, denominations, including those whose practices and beliefs have wavered in recent times. I always appreciate your thoughts, your willingness to share them, inspiring introspection leading to discussion and action in those to whom you reach out. Most of all, I appreciate and admire your deep devotion to your faith and your daily if not hourly example of Christianity in action. As I’ve said before, you are the best Christian I know! Thanks for your inspiration and wisdom. We must keep on doing what we do, and even push our own boundaries in this fight for a better world.


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