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I Gave Up Gossip for Lent Article by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/i-gave-gossip-lent Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Dena Dyer

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Getting a Grip on Gossip Article by Joseph R. Hollcraft http://www.hprweb.com/2013/05/getting-a-grip-on-gossip/ Joseph Hollcraft dissects the sin of gossip, considering things such as what counts as gossip, how to confront those with whom we’re upset rather than speaking ill of them, and how gossipers can address their sin. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Joseph R. Hollcraft

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Youth and Gossip Article by Jenny Youngman https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/1641/youth-and-gossip This article focuses on youth and gossip, suggesting that young people can draw on the Holy Spirit’s power to resist the temptation to participate in gossip and other destructive speech. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: Jenny Youngman

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Daniel in the Gossip Den Article by Kristin Huffman https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/daniel-gossip-den This article by Kristin Huffman on Daniel 6 and Romans 14:19 discusses how gossip breeds destruction. Arising from jealousy and a desire for power, gossip results in hurt relationships. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Kristin Huffman

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A Quote Illustrating Gossip Sermon Illustration by Dallas Willard http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=4571 In a quote from "Feathers in the Wind," Dallas Willard illustrates the effect of gossip and a diagnosis of why people partake in gossip. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Dallas Willard

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Commentary on James 5:13-20 Commentary/Exegesis by Robert Hoch https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3786 Robert Hoch writes on James 5, looking at how gossip and speech affect communities. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Robert Hoch

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Full Christianity: Doing, Thinking, and Being, Part 3 Devotional by Mark D. Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/full-christianity-doing-thinking-and-being-part-3 Mark D. Roberts reflects on Ephesians 4:17, asking readers to consider what workplace practices might be inconsistent with being a follower of Jesus and especially highlighting the pernicious practice of gossip. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts

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Bless Your Heart Article by Nancy Lovell https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/bless-your-heart Nancy Lovell reflects on the destructive and subtle power of gossip with a story about a Bible study group. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Nancy Lovell

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Water Cooler Cool Audio/Video by Howard Butt https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/water-cooler-cool In this audio presentation Howard Butt, Jr., speaks of the destructive nature of gossip and scorn, as opposed to helpful feedback (Proverbs 11:9). Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The High Calling Author: Howard Butt

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Correcting a Christian Brother or Sister Audio/Video by Bishop Robert Barron https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/correcting-a-brother/4484/ In this podcast, Robert Barron comments on Matthew 18:15-20 and "whether and how we ought to engage in fraternal correction." Barron calls us not to practice indifferentism or gossip but to fulfill our baptismal prophetic calling. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Word on Fire Author: Bishop Robert Barron

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Gossip Girls Audio/Video by Cedarville Comedy Productions https://skitguys.com/videos/gossip-girls This humorous video illustrates how gossip can sneak into our prayer times. Openness and vulnerability in prayer isn’t an excuse to gossip about others or share details that we should keep confidential. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Skit Guys Author: Cedarville Comedy Productions

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Gossip Audio/Video by Soul Refinery https://skitguys.com/videos/gossip In this satiric video about the inappropriate use of prayer requests, women in a prayer group tear down their fellow church members through gossip. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Skit Guys Author: Soul Refinery

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Internet Gossip Hurts Youth Sermon Illustration by Bonnie Miller Rubin http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2002/may/13686.html Gossip and rumors have always been hurtful. This brief illustration shares the story of a young woman who was the subject of gossip that spread through social media. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Bonnie Miller Rubin

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Gossip Leads to Violence among Girls Sermon Illustration by Jerry DeLuca http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2004/may/15355.html There has been an increase in violence among girls. Lauren Abramson observes that gossip is often the root of their aggression. An illustration on power of speech appropriate for Proverbs 17:9, James 3:5-12, and Matthew 15:11. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Jerry DeLuca

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No Gossip in This Beauty Parlor Sermon Illustration by John Carlson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2005/june/15960.html Gossip is prohibited in Mildred Fister's beauty shop. Her concern for the privacy/confidentiality of her customers is material for a sermon on Proverbs 16:28, Proverbs 11:13, 1 Timothy 5:13. Sometimes we need someone to talk to.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: John Carlson

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Say What? Drama by License of Use https://skitguys.com/scripts/say-what Gossip and rumors grow wildly in the matter of one school day. Everyone is taking sides. When the truth comes out, will the people involved reconcile their relationship, or let the separation and bitterness grow? Resource type: Drama Source: The Skit Guys Author: License of Use

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Small Town Embittered by Anonymous Gossip Sermon Illustration by A. G. Sulzberger http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2011/october/2101011.html In this sermon illustration, A. G. Sulzberger shares a story of a small town suffering the consequences of anonymous gossip and slander. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: A. G. Sulzberger

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Mean Girls: Burn Book Audio/Video https://www.wingclips.com/movie-clips/mean-girls/burn-book A clip from Mean Girls (2:24). After compiling a book of vicious school gossip with her friends, Regina George prints out copies of the book and pastes them around school. Students start violently attacking each other. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: WingClips

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The Rumor and the Vow Sermon Illustration by Howard Butt https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/rumor-and-vow This transcribed audio resource by Howard Butt on Proverbs 25:23 illustrates the destructive potential of gossip in a corporate business setting. Butt advises us to avoid repeating rumors in our daily work activities. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The High Calling Author: Howard Butt

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The Women at the Well Drama by Bill Price https://skitguys.com/scripts/the-women-at-the-well Four women are catching up on their daily gossip. Little do they know that the woman of ill-repute they are tearing apart is standing right there, unrecognizable because of what Jesus did for her. Resource type: Drama Source: The Skit Guys Author: Bill Price

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