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Finding Healing for the Sickness and Death of Sin This article compares the sinful nature of humankind to an illness, exploring how being "truly human" requires us to be saved from the "sickness" of our sin. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Derek Vreeland The Hope of the Pharisees Ty Grigg emphasizes the importance of pastoral purity and integrity as he reflects the Billy Graham rule for interactions with members of the opposite sex. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Ty Grigg Good News: Release, Recovery, and Freedom Arthur Landwehr's sermon on Jesus' rejection at Nazareth (Luke 4:14-21) reflects on how a prophet speaks truth to corruption of consciousness, whether in the individual or in a group like a synagogue or church. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Fatima’s Third Secret—More Relevant than Ever? This Catholic essay discusses the “Third Secret of Fatima" in light of the corruption in the Church's hierarchy. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Fr. Regis Scanlon, OFMCap The Christian and His America Describing the universal corruption of humanity, this sermon by Arthur Landwehr explains both how democracy depends on Christianity for its values and how Christianity defeats the pride of communism. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Compromising in Order to Maximize Profits These two stories about the Christian executives of Enron and Worldcom, two companies with widespread internal corruption, would make good sermon illustrations on the importance of ethical rigor in the workplace. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Theology of Work Project | Author: Alistair Mackenzie Litany for Anger Fran Pratt offers a litany for Lent on Anger, based on Jesus' "clearing the temple of corruption" in John 2:13-22. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Global Worship | Author: Fran Pratt Challenging C.S. Lewis on Evil and Evolution In this article, Bethany Sollereder challenges C.S. Lewis' view on evil and evolution. Whatever the presence of sin in the world entails, it cannot mean the introduction of carnivorousness into the evolutionary process by angelic corruption. Resource type: Article | Source: Biologos | Author: Bethany Sollereder Steve Jobs, Would MLK Jr. Recognize His Dream, Corruption in College Football, and Drunkenness in College Here are auotable quotes from Steve Jobs, how America has fallen short of Martin Luther King's dream, the corruption within college football, greed-driven athletes and why college students drink: to get drunk, Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Matt Woodley Yet This I Call to Mind Hurt, corruption, poverty, and injustice show us how much we need the gospel and how the church needs to bring the gospel into dark situations. The gospel is a source of hope. Resource type: Article | Source: The Banner | Author: AJ Westendorp Full Text Hymns on Corruption When in the Night I MeditatePD
Say, Is This Wild Corrupted Nation?PD
Soon this corruptible Shall, from the tombPD
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What I’m Doing to Kindle My Hope That God is Making All Things New: Will You Join Me? Followers of Jesus will vacillate between weeping over corruption, and rejoicing because of Christ's victory. In this article, Mandy Smith challenges us to celebrate the hope we have in God's promises. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Mandy Smith What Wondrous Love is This Jason Lief looks at the martyrdom of Oscar Romero who opposed violence and corruption to reflect on Good Friday, loving one's neighbor, and entering the suffering of others. Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: Jason Lief God's Righteousness is Good News This Christian Century blog considers how God's righteousness, while fear-inspiring, is a good answer to the corruption we see in the world and brings with it a promise of justice. Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Century | Author: Peter J. Leithart The Sky is Not Falling In this article, Derek Vreeland highlights themes of division and loving your neighbor to show that in the midst of political and social divisions, Christians are called to be representatives of Christ above any other label. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Derek Vreeland Called to Participate in the Ministry of Suffering with the Weeping God Keri Hui says Christians are called to participate in the suffering of God, and suggests three ways to do so: ministry of visitation, ministry of friendship to the homeless, and ministry of radical hospitality. Resource type: Devotional | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Keri Hui Reimagining Our Ecclesiology in a Post-Willow Creek World In the wake of scandals involving leadership at megachurches, David Fitch critiques three aspects of evangelical ecclesiology: hierarchical structure staffed around a senior pastor, consumer orientation of church membership, and defensiveness on the part of leadership. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch Yoder’s Jeremian (dispersed missional) Ecclesiology: What Yoder got right according to Leithart David Fitch explains the conflict between the theologies of Peter Leithart and John Howard Yoder in regards to Christians and the power of the state, and shares what Leithart believes Yoder got right. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: David Fitch
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