Search ResultsFrederick Buechner on Avarice A quotation from Frederick Buechner on avarice. He says, "The more you give away in love, the more you are." Harmony as God Intended Reflecting on Isaiah 5:1-7, Philippians 4:6-9, and Matthew 21:33-43, this resource warns about choosing avarice over virtue. It encourages us to use our free will to fulfill God's original design for this world. Setting Free the Flesh Reflecting on Matthew 11:25-30, John Kavanaugh writes that the flesh-bound mind is powerless to escape the yoke of lust, violence, and avarice. However, Paul knew that the body inspirited could become a temple of eternal promise. Dorothy Sayers and the Other Six Deadly Sins Society has turned myopic eye to focus on lust alone as the sign of immorality. The other six, and in particular the vices of avarice, envy, sloth, and pride, are ignored or lifted up as virtue. Preaching the Holy War When the men in blue and the men in gray marched off to fight in 1861, they carried more than rifles and knapsacks. They took the blessing of ministers and other Christian leaders. The Genius of Chrysostom’s Preaching "John Chrysostom loved to preach... And people loved to hear him preach..." This article talks about Chrysostom's method, style, and content of preaching. ‘Generation Wealth’ Embraces our Materialist Obsessions Lauren Greenfield’s documentary, "Generation Wealth," says little about spiritual emptiness and the desperate ways in which people try to fill it. The Moral Value of Sports Athleticism can pay off with glory and spectacle, but it's also a daily ritual, a crucible for character. Theologian Don C. Richter explores the the spiritual underpinnings of the discipline of sport. How Virtue Drives Out Vice A prayer/poem by St. Francis of Assisi that describes how the presence of particular virtues drives out their opposite vices. Confessions of a Catholic Convert to Capitalism The free-enterprise system is compatible with caring for the least of us, writes an economist and convert to Catholicism. The Catholic Case for Communism This essay provides an in-depth look at the history of Catholics and communists, in an effort to temper polarizing caricatures and establish common ground. Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Planning Notes This service and sermon planning notes focus on Moses' farewell sermon and Jesus' call to a deeper following of the Law. Full Text Hymns on Avarice Let avarice from shore to shorePD
Our Father, Thou in Heaven AbovePD
Our Father dear, who art in heav'nPD
See more hymns... John Chrysostom: Did You Know? Kevin writes the interesting facts and life events of John Chrysostom, a great preacher. Resources for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost Resources for planning and preaching on the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, including sermon starters for Song of Solomon 2:8-13, James 1:17-27 and Mark 7:1-23. Meditations Upon the Virgin’s Virtues, Part 2 In this extended meditation on the virtues of Mary, Kenneth Davis explores her generosity, veracity, courage, and charity. Although the article addresses clergy, it could easily be adapted for lay people. Colorful Sayings of Colorful Luther This article provides quotations of some of Martin Luther's more colorful sayings, including those on: humility, the Bible, marriage and family, faith, human nature, music, prayer, and preaching. All Saints Sunday Preaching and worship planning resources for All Saints Sunday based on Psalm 145, 149, 150, Daniel 7, Haggai 1:15-2:9, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, and Luke 6:20-31, 20:27-38. Pope Francis is Banning Cigarette Sales in the Vatican The Vatican announced that it would no longer sell cigarettes to employees in its duty free shop and supermarket—giving up an estimated 10 million euros a year in profit. Useful illustration of money and value. Rules Tell Us Who We Are Children are not ready for legalism vs. faithfulness conversations yet. Instead, Carolyn Brown from Worshiping with Children offers ways to help kids understand who and what they are by way of God's invitational rule for humanity.... Order in the Church The churches of the Reformation strove to observe biblical guidance in everything. Accordingly, they reformed worship, family life, and society at large. An accessible historical survey by Raymond A. Mentzer.