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Jesus Is for Losers In this essay, Shane Claiborne argues that "Folks are hungry for a Christianity that mirrors Jesus, not the judgmentalism that has done more to repel than to woo..." Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Shane Claiborne Learning Discernment from the Desert Monastics An article by L. Roger Owens about applying desert monastics' wisdom about discernment in a modern context. Owens tells of a classroom exercise that revealed discernment as a "learned gift" that requires the absence of judgmentalism. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: L. Roger Owens Judgment and Love If there is one absolute in our secular culture today it is non-judgmentalism. How should we navigate the ways of judgement and love? A sermon from Bishop Robert Barron. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Word on Fire Author: Bishop Robert Barron In Defense of a Civil Tongue On one hand, sin and evil should not go unchallenged. On the other hand, to challenge evil can quickly degenerate into judgmentalism. This article challenges us to civility in our prophetic role to call out injustice. Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: Nathan Aaseng The Arrogance of Our Religion "O Lord...We pout in our prosperity when you distribute your generosity so 'unjustly.'" A prayer of confession by Bill Wesner, based on Psalm 145, Matthew 20:1-16, and Philippians 1:21-30, that contrasts our judgmentalism with God's mercy. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Bill Wesner Prayer of Confession: Hoarding God's blessings Christine Longhurst presents a prayer of confession inspired by Joshua 5:9-12. It asks mercy for our self-centeredness, self-righteousness, and judgmentalism. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Re-Worship Author: Christine Longhurst True Fasting Asking God to keep us from dry religion, legalism, judgmentalism, personal piety, selfishness, and lifeless worship, John van de Laar's prayer asks God to teach us "true fasting" that reflects God's love with compassion and service. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Sacredise Author: John van de Laar The Ones We Long For Expressing our world's divisiveness, exclusion, and judgmentalism, John van de Laar's prayer asks that God give us the courage to be people who can fulfill society's longing for healing, restoration, unity, and inclusion. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Sacredise Author: John van de Laar Bible Belt to New Monastic This video interview explores themes of the Gospel, judgmentalism, and grace as Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove reflects on his journey from a "Bible belt Christian" to a follower of new monasticism. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Earthly Rewards, Blaming the Refs, Tim Tebow, and What to do When the Root Beer is Gone The illustrations here can be used in a sermon on heroism and compassion, judgmentalism and blame, spiritual blindness and repentance, media bias, marriage and love, evangelism and gospel outreach. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Matt Woodley Full Text Hymns on Judgmentalism The Great Judgment MorningPD
Day of Judgment, Day of WondersPD
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Fill the Jury with Norwegians Clarence Darrow's quote about judgmentalism can be used as a negative illustration of the scriptural command to be merciful, as in Luke 6:36, Matthew 5:7, Matthew 6:15, and similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Bruce Larson "You are Nasty and I am Nice: Angles on Anger" A quote by Robert C. Roberts on anger. "Anger focuses on the offender, finds him culpable, wants to hurt him at least a little ... and sees oneself (or assumes oneself) in a position to judge." Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Robert C. Roberts Ethics Shiao Chong draws out the differences between being judgmental and holding someone accountable or being being discerning. Being judgmental arises from our sinful desire to avoid our own faults by focusing on another's. Resource type: Article Source: The Banner Author: Shiao Chong A Piece of Jesus' Mind This exegesis of Luke 7:36-50 explores how and why Jesus’ presence at Simon the Pharisee’s table brings peace to the sinful woman but turmoil to the judgmental Pharisees. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Patheos Author: Alyce McKenzie Jesus Is For Losers Study Guide / Adult Sunday School Lesson drawn from the Sermon on the Mount, focusing on the ethic of embracing evildoers in joy. Includes reflection questions and liturgical elements. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Getting Serious In this written sermon, David Galloway preaches on Mark 9:38-50, emphasizing our need to find commonality within our various Christian denominations and practices. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: David Galloway How We Should Deal With the Sins of Others...And How We Usually Get It Wrong Commenting on Luke 17:3-4, Mark Roberts discusses Jesus' approach to dealing with the sin of a fellow Christian: "the messy middle between judgmental criticism and passive acceptance." We are to confront with the goal of forgiveness. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts Welcome the Weak in Faith This devotional on Romans 14:1 suggests that we examine our own feelings and actions when we become judgmental and divisive in our attitudes toward other Christians. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The High Calling Author: Mark Roberts
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