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Conscience - The Echo of God's Voice This Catholic article discuses the conscience, arguing it as a an echo of God's voice with which we dialogue with God. Resource type: Image | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Brent Withers How Not to Make Justice into a Program The second post in a series about how to "not make justice into a program at your local church." It addresses the issue of separation between personal and social salvation and its two, main theological underpinnings. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch The Willardian Correction JR Rozko summarizes some of the ways Dallas Willard's theology offers corrections to evangelicalism. Rozko discusses the difference between faith and belief, the problems with gospels of sin management, and Willard's doctrine of God. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: JR Rozko Examining Conscience Discussing how the heart relates to the conscience, James F. Keenan's article draws on the writings of Paul and Thomas Aquinas to explain that acting in conscience means working to align our actions with God's will. Resource type: Article | Source: America | Author: James F. Keenan
My Conscience is Captive to? More and more often in Western Christianity, we declare that we "live by our conscience." This is supposed to imply the control of God in our lives, but 2 Corinthians 4:1-11 challenges: who controls your conscience? Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Becoming #TrulyHuman: Competing Global Anthropologies This article introduces three “missionary” anthropologies that affect our understanding of humanity and gender and argues that "biblical anthropology informed by Christian history and theological reflection" can only liberate people of all faiths. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Charles Self Powerful Water and Clear Consciences Jennifer Kaalund's commentary on 1 Peter 3:18-22 unpacks how this letter—mediating on Christ's suffering, the saving power of water, the importance of a clear conscience, and life after death—strengthens us and challenges our living. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week | Author: Jennifer T Kaalund Pope John Paul II on Conscience This article outlines the teaching of Pope John Paul II on the nature of conscience fundamentally agreeing with the Pope that "conscience itself does not create norms but discovers them in the objective order of morality." Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Richard A. Spinello It's a Matter of Conscience Contemplating the source of conscience, this sermon by Arthur Landwehr on 1 John 4.7-12 discusses how conscience is a "divine consciousness" given by grace that conforms us to "God's love." Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr A Clear Conscience In this audio sermon on Romans 14, David Read discusses morality, ethics, and what it means to make decisions with clear consciences. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) | Author: David Haxton Carswell Read Fire Alarms and the Conscience A sermon illustration based on how fire alarms function. Appropriate for Acts 24:16 and 1 Peter 3:16, and themes of clearing one's conscience and becoming attuned to the inner-workings of our relationships with God. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: A. D. Sterner Strong and Weak Consciences, Part 2 Reflecting on 1 Corinthians 8:9, Mark Roberts provides an illustration from his own experience as a pastor which illustrates the practice of refraining from a behavior for the sake of those with weak consciences. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts Full Text Hymns on Conscience Lord, how secure my conscience wasPD
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Heeding or Silencing the Conscience This daily reflection on Matthew 14: 1-12 points to the story of Herod and John the Baptist as a reminder that our consciences are a source of God's grace and mercy as we become more holy.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: ePriest Heeding or Silencing the Conscience Sermon starter for Matthew 14:1-12: A clear reminder of what is right and wrong is an act of mercy from God. We should thank God when our consciences remind us of things we need to change. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: ePriest A Good Conscience John R Gunn recalls George Washington's response to slanderous accusations. He writes that if we have a good conscience, that what others say about us should not matter at all. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Day1 | Author: John R. Gunn The Crisis That Makes Me Grieve the Evangelical Church Rich Villodas shares his three griefs over the result of the 2016 United States presidential election. He says, "My deepest grief is with the subtle messianic language that has permeated churches and hearts." Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Rich Villodas Loving the Lord and Keeping Your Conscience Clear The way to keep our conscience clear is to cling to the Lord in love—especially after we have betrayed him. Reflections by Eleonore Stump on 1 Peter 3:15-18 and John 14:15-21. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: Eleonore Stump A Fight for Nonviolent People Christians are non-violent people engaged in a fight, not using the weapons tied to our sinful nature (anger, revenge, hate) or against people, but against three easily identifiable enemies: Secularism, Individualism, Nationalism (SIN). Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Derek Vreeland The Conscience Fund In this quote to use as an illustration for Hebrews 9:14, Matthew 3:8, or 2 Corinthians 7:10-11, author Max Lucado demonstrates the conscience within all human beings that results from being made in God's image. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Max Lucado Cowardice, Consensus, and Conscience Martin Luther King said, "Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe? Consensus asks the question: Is it popular? Conscience asks: Is it right?" His comment fits well in a sermon on courage and suffering for justice.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Martin Luther King
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