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The Bad News is Part of the Good News Article by Fleming Rutledge http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2013/04/19/april-18-2003-interview-with-rev-fleming-rutledge/18886/ In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding Easter and Good Friday, as well as the implications of these stories for Christians in the rest of history. Resource type: Article Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Author: Fleming Rutledge

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The Call is Urgent Commentary/Exegesis by Dennis Olson https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=867 A commentary on Joel 2:1-2, 12-17. The text calls us "to confess our sins, to remind ourselves of our mortality and frailty, and to hear the call to repentance or turning around from our sinful ways." Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Dennis Olson

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A theory of jerks Article by Eric Schwitzgebel http://aeon.co/magazine/philosophy/if-youre-surrounded-by-idiots-guess-whos-the-jerk/ 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

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Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources Sermon Illustration by William H. Wiggins, Jr. http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=8 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.

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Why Ash Wednesday? Article by Laura Smit http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/why-ash-wednesday- Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura Smit explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Laura Smit

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History of slaves sold for Georgetown detailed in new genealogical website Article by Adelle Banks - Religion News Service https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2019/06/24/history-slaves-sold-georgetown-detailed-new-genealogical-website American Ancestors, a genealogical association has launched the GU272 Memory Project, a new website detailing the family histories of slaves who were sold to keep Catholic-run Georgetown University from bankruptcy in the 1800s. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Adelle Banks - Religion News Service

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Why Study Church History? Book Quote https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/why-study-church-history "History is, and must ever continue to be, next to God's Word..." A collection of quotes from famous theologians, historians, and authors on the importance of studying church history. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Christian History and Biography

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History of Hymns: “Some Children See Him” Song/Hymn by Victoria Schwarz https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/history-of-hymns-some-children-see-him Victoria Schwarz and Wilson Pruitt share the history of the hymn, “Some Children See Him,” written by Wihla Hutson (1901-2002), who tried to imagine how children view and understand Jesus. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Victoria Schwarz

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Christian History Timeline: The Moravians Article https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/moravians-timeline This Christian History article details Moravian history from 836 AD to 1672 AD by describing several leaders and forerunners of the Unitas Fratrum: John Hus, Gregory the Patriarch, Luke of Prague, John Augusta, and John Comenius. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography

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Paschal Sermon of St. John Chrysostom Element of Worship by St. John Chrysostom https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-1999/paschal-sermon-st-john-chrysostom-4th-century-sermon-still-preached-every-east 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

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Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears Article by Louis E. Lotz https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-1991/resurrection-apprehension-lots-ideas-calm-those-easter-sermon-fears Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts. Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Author: Louis E. Lotz

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Full Text Hymns on History God of the Ages, History's MakerPD
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Piercing history, Jesus came (He Came)PD
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History Lived before God Article by Frederick Schmidt http://day1.org/7487-frederick_schmidt_spirituality_and_leadership_in_the_shadow_of_chaos Frederick Schmidt article contrasts two visions of history: the prevalent modern fatalism, expressed in Yeats's poem "The Second Coming," and the confidence of the author of Revelation that human activity is accountable to God. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: Frederick Schmidt

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History of Hymns: “O Freedom” and “Freedom Is Coming” Song/Hymn by C. Michael Hawn https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/history-of-hymns-o-freedom-and-freedom-is-coming Michael Hawn shares the history of two hymns: “Oh Freedom,” an African-American spiritual, and “Freedom Is Coming,” born from the apartheid struggle in South Africa, inviting readers to sing these songs in solidarity with the persecuted. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn

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History of Hymns: “Let Us With a Joyful Mind” Song/Hymn by C. Michael Hawn https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/history-of-hymns-let-us-with-a-joyful-mind C. Michael Hawn discusses the history of the hymn, "Let Us With a Joyful Mind." The original text was written by John Milton (1608-1674), and was later adapted by Thomas H. Troeger (b. 1945). Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: C. Michael Hawn

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History Is Going Somewhere, and It Rhymes Audio/Video by Robert Barron https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/homily/history-is-going-somewhere-and-it-rhymes/5350/ Robert Barron's homily on Isaiah 7:10-14; Matthew 1:18-24; and Romans 1:1-7 maintains that all of time and history comes to a kind of fulfillment in the Messiah. It's all about Jesus. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Word on Fire Author: Robert Barron

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Learning from History? Article by Tim Reddish https://biologos.org/blogs/jim-stump-faith-and-science-seeking-understanding/learning-from-history-the-absorption-of-scientific-worldviews-into-theology History reveals ongoing tension between faith and science and the slow adaptation of one to the other. This article argues that such history speaks to "God’s relationship to the world and our own desire for certainty." Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Tim Reddish

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God's Presence in History Article by Wolfhart Pannenberg http://www.religion-online.org/article/gods-presence-in-history/ In this 1981 article, Wolfhart Pannenberg says there is no direct conceptual approach to God, or from God to human reality, but God’s presence is hidden in the particulars of history. Resource type: Article Source: Religion Online Author: Wolfhart Pannenberg

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Church History in Brief Article by Bruce L. Shelley https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/church-history-in-brief This brief article offers a wonderful overview of Christian history from AD 70-1990. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Bruce L. Shelley

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Preaching Notes for Sermons During Black History Month Sermon Starter/Outline by Gennifer Benjamin Brooks https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/preaching-notes-for-the-fourth-sunday-after-the-epiphany-february-1-2015 Gennifer Benjamin Brooks provides contextul insight for preachers seeking to honor the historical contributions of African Americans during Black History Month. Her notes are especially helpful for preachers unfamiliar with the Black experience. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Gennifer Benjamin Brooks

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