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A theory of jerks Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc. Resource type: Article Source: Aeon Magazine Author: Eric Schwitzgebel
Commentary on Psalm 25:1-10 Psalm 25 is a model prayer, based on the cries of individuals to God in earlier psalms. It indicates how important it is regularly to recite words that call us to faith and dependence on God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Jerome Creach
Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The African American Lectionary Author: William H. Wiggins, Jr.
Hard Problems, Wicked Problems, and Easter Michael Gulker reflects on Gregory Jones's distinction between hard problems and wicked problems, and how Jesus modeled the way to deal with wicked problems by trusting the goodness of God. Resource type: Devotional Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: Michael Gulker Goodness in Abundance In Mark 8:1-10, Jesus offers the fullness of life and love, an abundance of goodness and grace, to all who follow him. His ways are the ways of life. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: ePriest “Goodness is Stronger Than Evil” Score of the song “Goodness is Stronger Than Evil,” with lyrics by Desmond Tutu (An African Prayerbook, 1995), and music by John Bell. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Author: Desmond Tutu Goodness Is Stronger than Evil A short and potent prayer by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, set to music by John Bell of the Iona Community. The words speak of goodness overcoming evil in the world. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Author: Desmond Tutu A Goodness Worth Pursuing A prayer that me might come to know God's goodness and find rest in it. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Sacredise Author: John van de Laar Goodness and Badness In "Mere Christianity," C. S. Lewis explains the Augustinian claim that goodness is original, but badness only spoiled goodness. "Wickedness, when you examine it, turns out to be the pursuit of goodness in the wrong way." Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: C. S. Lewis Schooling the Young into Goodness Presenting the problem of "acedia" in individualistic and relativistic societies, this study guide by Robert B. Kruschwitz on 2 Peter 1:3-11 discusses the importance of moral education that habituates students toward goodness, justice, and self-sacrifice. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom A 4th-century sermon is still preached every Easter in Orthodox churches. This poetic sermon is heard but once a year, but many worshipers know it by heart. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Reformed Worship Author: St. John Chrysostom
Goodness In this video interview, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove uses a blueberry bush as a metaphor for demonstrating the time and work it takes to create the spiritual fruit of goodness. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Full Text Hymns on Goodness Goodness Is Stronger Than EvilPD
O Thou, from Whom all goodness flowsPD
Surely Goodness and Mercy©
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Human Goodness in the Parable of the Good Samaritan Louis Fergus' homily on the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37, focuses on the positive lesson of the parable and the potential for goodness found within every human which enables us to be good samaritans.... Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: Louis Fergus O.P. Surely Goodness and Mercy With "Surely Goodness and Mercy," composer Richard Bruxvoort Colligan offers this contemporary setting of Psalm 23. Includes a full lead sheet, an MP3 sound track and theological notes on the setting. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Richard Bruxvoort Colligan Celebrating God's Goodness and Love Reflecting on Revelation 1:4-8, Psalm 122, Esther 8:1-17, Luke12:4-12, and Revelation 3:14-22, this resource encourages us to understand and celebrate God's love and goodness as they are revealed in Christ through the way of the cross.... Resource type: Devotional Source: Sacredise Author: John van de Laar Behold, the Behemoth - God's Impossible Goodness Using Job (40:15), Daniel Meeter explores the unexpected goodness of God in contraposition to evil; the impossible possibility of grace in the face of evil, as in Karl Barth’s Romans commentary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Daniel Meeter Seeking All Goodness, Righteousness and Truth Mark Robert's blog article explores Ephesians 5:8-10 noting the totality of the call to "all" goodness, righteousness, and truth which are not only inherent to spiritual/religious moments but to be sought in each daily mundane activity.... Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts When Goodness Appeared This preacher's commentary on Titus 3:4-7 gives insight into the Roman cultural context of early Christians, as well as the significance of the virtues "goodness" and "loving kindness" embodied in Jesus. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Benjamin Fiore, S.J. Schooling the Young into Goodness An article on moral education by Darin H. Davis and Paul J. Wadell. Education should provide the young with an understanding of life worthy of themselves—a compelling account of goodness and how to achieve it. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Darin H. Davis The Goodness of Our Physical Lives In this article, the author discusses the problem of gnosticism and reaffirms the goodness of physical existence. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling
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