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. 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. 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. 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 the tradition of fasting during Advent, we resist the instant gratification, materialism, and gluttony that increasingly characterize cultural holiday celebrations. All things new Brian Volck reflects on the practice of fasting, the practice of receiving food as a mysterious gift rather than taking it as a given. It teaches us that our bodies are dependent parts of God's creation. The Gluttony of Gargantua Ken Bazyn describes Rabelais' famous hero, Gargantua, and the immense amount of food he could consume, even at birth. Loosening Our Grip Exploring the history and visions of Julian of Norwich, Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt's article discusses Julian's appreciation of God's love shown through Christ, Julian's submission to God's will, and Julian's conception of compassion as embracing suffering. Full Text Hymns on Gluttony Hymn After MeatPD
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See more hymns... Madonna and Child with Saints in the Enclosed Garden This 15th century oil painting by an anonymous follower of Robert Campin depicts Mary sitting in a garden with a baby Jesus in her arms and surrounded by fellow saints. 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. Addiction and Deceit Ken Bazyn offers a brief thought on the dangers of gluttony and addiction, particularly the deceitfulness that almost naturally follows. 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. Enemy of Gratitude In this sermon illustration, Neil Plantinga argues that feeding our own selfish needs will spoil our appetite for God and thus destroy our capacity for gratitude. An Odd Goal A sermon illustration focused on gluttony, appropriate for Deuteronomy 21:20 and Proverbs 23:3. Filthy Rags of Deadly Sins: A Visual Focus on Repentance Our Lent series this year focused on the theme of sin. We used the seven deadly sins as a guide to examine our sin in some of the services.