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From the Archives: Nero’s Cruelties Article by Tacitus https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/from-the-archives-neros-cruelties According to the historian Tacitus, Nero, in order to dispel the rumor that the fire of Rome (AD64) had been set, blamed and punished Christians with the utmost refinement of cruelty to gratify himself. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Tacitus

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Inside the Supreme Court’s Latest Case on Cruelty and the Death Penalty Article by Brandon Sanchez https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2018/12/10/inside-supreme-courts-latest-case-cruelty-and-death-penalty Newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes part in the argument over death-penalty methods that may cause “gruesome and brutal pain.” This article looks at the case of Bucklew v. Precythe and the complexity of capital punishment. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Brandon Sanchez

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Intolerable Cruelty: Still Not Satisfied Audio/Video https://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/intolerable-cruelty/still-not-satisfied A clip from Intolerable Cruelty dealing with the problem of dissatisfaction after winning a huge divorce settlement. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: WingClips

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Intolerable Cruelty: I'll Take The Case Sermon Illustration by WingClips https://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/intolerable-cruelty/ill-take-the-case In this clip from Intolerable Cruelty, divorce attorney, Miles Massey (George Clooney), misconstrues the facts to support his client’s case, perhaps providing mature sermon illustration material about perspective, dishonesty, and business. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: WingClips Author: WingClips

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Lights in the Darkness Article by Justo L. González https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/lights-in-darkness/ Justo L. González surveys a bleak moment in Christian history--the enslavement and near annihilation of indigenous Americans in the name of Christ. He highlights several voices of protest against this cruelty including Bartalomé de Las Casas. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Justo L. González

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How Could Christians Do This? Article by Bruce L. Shelley https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/how-could-christians-do-this Some of Christ's followers use the word "crusade" to represent a devout purpose. In other circles, the term recalls the violence and cruelty of medieval military expeditions, all done in the name of Christ. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Bruce L. Shelley

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Holy Innocents Sermon Starter/Outline https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/1351 The Holy Innocents silently remind us of another reality where tyranny does not reign and of a King who rules by love and whose kingdom cannot be defeated by cruelty. A devotional on Matthew 2:13-18. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: ePriest

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Intolerable Cruelty: Love Is Good Audio/Video https://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/intolerable-cruelty/love-is-good A clip from Intolerable Cruelty, a movie about divorce and longing. Miles, the leading man, gives an impromptu speech on the power and beauty of love. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: WingClips

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Remembrance Day Prayer Element of Worship by Carol Penner https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/10/remembrance-day-prayer.html A prayer of confession and commitment suitable for use on Remembrance Day. In this prayer grandstand atrocities are remembered but these things are not to make us blind to the cruelties that we commit. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Carol Penner

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Love's Broad Concerns Article by Louis M. Tamminga https://network.crcna.org/lets-talk-about/loves-broad-concerns I Corinthians 13 presents a blueprint for teaching children the meaning of love and preparing them for a world full of violence, cruelty, death, and suffering. Resource type: Article Source: The CRC Network Author: Louis M. Tamminga

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The Sins of Oppression and Cruelty Sermon Illustration by William Wilberforce http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1998/may/5149.html William Wilberforce's quote notes the emphasis on justice in scripture when it relates to oppression and cruelty. This illustration is useful for preaching on Ezekiel 16:49 and Amos 2:6-7. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: William Wilberforce

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Was Shakespeare Catholic or Wasn't He? Article by John T. Noonan Jr. https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/was-he-or-wasnt-he John T. Noonan's article reflects on William Shakespeare's religious commitments. Noting that Shakespeare lived during "an age of intense religious controversy," Noonan questions how our comprehension of Shakespeare is altered if Shakespeare is considered a Catholic. Resource type: Article Source: Commonweal Author: John T. Noonan Jr.

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Full Text Hymns on Cruelty What stories of their crueltyPD
Whatever story of their crueltyPD
Nor did these savage crueltiesPD
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Prophecy of Oded Image http://pitts.emory.edu/dia/image_details.cfm?ID=127782&referrer=preachingandworship.org Oded prophecies against the Samarian hosts for their cruelty. Old men, women, and children walk in chains before the army. Engraved by Bauvais from the design of Bernard Picart (1673-1733) Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive

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Kofi Annan Faces Evil Sermon Illustration by Joshua Cooper Ramo http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2000/november/12726.html A sermon illustration that grapples with the presence of evil in the world and the cruelty of people toward each other. It includes quotes from United Nations leader Kofi Annan, who travels to places experiencing violence.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Joshua Cooper Ramo

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Cruelty in Hospital Discharge Sparks Outrage Sermon Illustration by Jelani Greenidge https://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2018/may/cruelty-in-hospital-discharge-sparks-outrage.html An illustration of one hospital's cruel treatment of a vulnerable person. Among other points, the story can be used to illustrate Jesus' teaching about caring for needy persons (Matthew 25:31-46). Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Jelani Greenidge

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Sermon Quotes on the Image of God Sermon Illustration https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-on-the-image-of-god/ Quotations on the theme of the image of God from Hermann Bavinck, J. Budziszewski, Marilynne Robinson, and others, for use as sermon illustrations. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop

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What Can Harry Potter Teach Us About Evil in Our World Today? Article by Casper ter Kuile https://onbeing.org/blog/what-can-harry-potter-teach-us-about-evil-in-our-world-today/ Trying to confront the recent horror stories in the news, a Dutch theology student contemplates the origins of evil and our reckoning with good through the lens of the Harry Potter films. Resource type: Article Source: On Being Author: Casper ter Kuile

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A Quote Illustrating Selfishness Sermon Illustration by Somerset Maugham http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=2587 A short quotation from "Of Human Bondage" by Somerset Maugham that illustrates hypocrisy, selfishness, and cruelty. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Somerset Maugham

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David’s Rage Sermon Illustration by James Schaap https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2015/02/20/davids-rage/ Reflecting on the Psalms particularly 28, 58, and 137 and the cruelty of ISIS, James Schaap honestly shares how he now understands the intensity of David’s hate in the terrible acts of evil Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Twelve Author: James Schaap

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Restoring Political Civility: An Evangelical View Audio/Video by Richard Mouw https://onbeing.org/programs/richard-mouw-restoring-political-civility-an-evangelical-view/ In this podcast, Richard Mouw challenges his fellow conservative Christians to civility in public discourse. He offers historical as well as spiritual perspective on American Evangelicals’ navigation of disagreement, fear, and truth. (Length: 52:49) Resource type: Audio/Video Source: On Being Author: Richard Mouw

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