Search ResultsGluttony This quote from Frederick Buechner's "Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith" describes gluttony as, “one who raids the icebox for a cure for spiritual malnutrition.” Gluttony Scott Hoezee and David Bast discuss the 'deadly sin' of gluttony, identifying what it looks like and how we might fight against it, drawing from texts like Philippians 3:19, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, and more. You Are How You Eat In this reflection about eating and gluttony, Jeff Munroe suggests that each meal, like each moment, is a chance to live to the glory of God or to our own shame. Do You Know the Seven Deadly Sins? Detailing the historical origins of "The Seven Deadly Sins," this article by Christopher Hunt discusses how the dangerous attitudes of pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony and lust lead to destructive sin. Pleasure and Gluttony Ken Bazyn offers a brief thought on the human capacity for pleasure, especially as it relates to food and drink. He also relates an anecdote from the hedonist Philoxenus, perhaps as a warning against gluttony. Spiritual Gluttony An excerpt from The Dark Night of the Soul which speaks of the "spiritual gluttony" found in those who undertake extreme spiritual disciplines to satisfy their own will, and not God's. The Advent Fast "As we recover and creatively appropriate the tradition of fasting during Advent…we resist the instant gratification, materialism, and gluttony that increasingly characterize cultural holiday celebrations." Pilate and Herod Baptism and marriage symbolize our desire to know God and to find ultimate fulfillment in marrying God. Satan distorted these truths with his lies of anti-baptism and anti-marriage. Pilate and Herod image these lies before Jesus. Jesus and Economic Justice Sunday Leah Lewis gives us this commentary on Luke 18:18-27 for Jesus and Economic Justice Sunday. She provides her own context, biblical exegesis, and descriptive details for the text. The Beginning of the Lenten Season A sermon starter and commentary on Joel 2:12-17 by Martha Simmons for Ash Wednesday in the African American Lectionary. Full Text Hymns on Gluttony Hymn for Those Who FastPD
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See more hymns... The Gluttony of Gargantua Ken Bazyn describes Rabelais' famous hero, Gargantua, and the immense amount of food he could consume, even at birth. Health Day On Health Day, we pause to remember the importance of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Lydell Lettsome shares how our bodies and souls can experience true tranquility and soundness from Proverbs 14:30. An Odd Goal A sermon illustration focused on gluttony, appropriate for Deuteronomy 21:20 and Proverbs 23:3. Madonna and Child with Saints in the Enclosed Garden This 15th century painting from a follower of Robert Campin depicts the Madonna and Christ-Child surrounded by saints in an enclosed garden. Lent: How to Find Freedom the Way that Jesus Did "Observing Lent is about launching into the deep; not as legalism or as a means to win God’s favor but as a way to discover anew freedom in what Christ has done for the whole world." Addiction and Deceit Ken Bazyn offers a brief thought on the dangers of gluttony and addiction, particularly the deceitfulness that almost naturally follows. Jesus and Economic Justice Sunday Jesus and Economic Justice Sunday in the African American Lectionary challenges us to become greater advocates against the systemic evils that perpetuate poverty. This article offers a litany and song suggestions fitting for the liturgical occasion.