Search ResultsA Bright Shining Lie Juxtaposing peace proposals with depictions of military corruption and violence, these quotations from "A Bright and Shining Lie" by Neil Sheehan illustrate the depravity of the human race during war and conflict. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. May We Go This Triune unison benediction by Rosie Venner expresses hope that we experience grace, peace, and thankfulness, that we "rise above the corruption of power," and that we "pursue goodness, wisdom, holiness, and love." Full Text Hymns on Corruption When in the Night I MeditatePD
Say, Is This Wild Corrupted Nation?PD
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See more hymns... 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. 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, 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. Power Made Perfect in Weakness Reflecting on 2 Corinthians 12:9, Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung discusses the meaning of courage, not as relying on our own strength, but as relying on God's power that is "made perfect in weakness." 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.