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Gluttony 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.” Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Frederick Buechner 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Scott Hoezee 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. Resource type: Article Source: Groundwork Author: Christopher Hunt 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. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Jeff Munroe 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. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Ken Bazyn 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. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: St. John of the Cross The Advent Fast As we recover the tradition of fasting during Advent, we resist the instant gratification, materialism, and gluttony that increasingly characterize cultural holiday celebrations. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Thomas Turner Eating (and not eating) with the Church Fathers Seven quotes from the church fathers on eating. Some encourage us to give thanks for God's generosity while others warn us against our gluttony. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Jennifer Woodruff Tait Everything We Have is Temporary This podcast on Luke 12:32-48 reminds us that everything we have is temporary and that we will have to account for ourselves when we meet Christ. (Length: 06:13) Resource type: Audio/Video Source: America Magazine Author: Michael Simone Become Completely as Fire This article traces the history of the early church monastics from the mid-4th-5th centuries, exploring major figures of the movement and how the main goal was to triumph over temptation to find Christ's presence. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Michael Birkel The Gluttony of Gargantua Ken Bazyn describes Rabelais' famous hero, Gargantua, and the immense amount of food he could consume, even at birth. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Ken Bazyn Stepping Into a Christian Culture This article is an interview with historian John Van Engen in which he discusses common misunderstandings of Christian practices in the Middle Ages and the wisdom we can gain from the legacies of this time period. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: John Van Engen Full Text Hymns on Gluttony Hymn After MeatPD
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10 Ways to Grow in Prayer This Catholic article says that prayer is the key to salvation, and offers 10 ways to grow in prayer. Resource type: Article Source: Catholic Education Resource Center Author: FATHER ED BROOM, OMV God in Our Midst This worship planning resource aims to help you plan a thoughtful and traditional Christmas Eve service that so many people long for using Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, and Luke 2:1-20. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Participation in the Eucharist, Mary Devotion and Instruction These six sermons by Tim Valentine on John 6:24-35, 6:41-51, Luke 11:27-28, John 6:51-58, 6:60-69 and Deuteronomy 4:1-8 respectively discuss faith as trust, the Bread of Life, Marian devotion, the Eucharist, scandalous wisdom and instruction. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Tim Valentine Addiction and Deceit Ken Bazyn offers a brief thought on the dangers of gluttony and addiction, particularly the deceitfulness that almost naturally follows. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Ken Bazyn Greedy Dog Gobbles Up Seven Golf Balls A story of a greedy dog name Wilson who almost died by gobbling up seven golf balls. This sermon illustration is appropriate for topics like sin, greed, gluttony, addiction, and temptation. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Van Morris The Royal Way This article explores the connection between food and spirituality in Scripture and in various Christian traditions, arguing that both come together to build a spirituality of food that maintains health and feeds contemplative prayer. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Kathleen Mulhern The Two Become One This article encourages a renewal in how Catholics teach the sacrament of matrimony. It says an understanding of marriage is directly linked to an understanding of the church and vice versa. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Veronica A. Arntz Pastries, parties and more: What Purim and Mardi Gras have in common. Purim and Mardi Gras serve, paradoxically, as both an emotional venting before, and a farcical introduction to, a period of deep religious seriousness and celebrates the release that came to our ancestors. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Rabbi Daniel F. Polish
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