Search ResultsJesus 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..." 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. Learning Discernment from the Desert Monastics An article by L. Roger Owens about applying desert monastics' wisdom and discernment in a modern context. Owens tells of a classroom exercise that revealed discernment as a "learned gift" that requires the absence of judgmentalism. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Earthly Rewards, Blaming the Refs, Tim Tebow, and What to do When the Root Beer is Gone News items for sermon illustrations (October 2012). Useful for discussing heroism and compassion, judgmentalism and blame, spiritual blindness and repentance, media bias, marriage and love, evangelism and gospel outreach. 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. Full Text Hymns on Judgmentalism The Great Judgment MorningPD
Day of Judgment, Day of WondersPD
And Must I Be to Judgment Brought?PD
See more hymns... The Plumb Line and the Samaritan Worship planning resources for Psalm 82, Amos 7:7-17, Luke 10:25-37, and Colossians 1:1-14. Themes include God's justice and showing compassion to others. 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. Pentecost: Celebrating the Coming of the Holy Spirit. This full worship planning resource is for celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the fiftieth day after Easter: a day for celebrating the fullness of the Spirit's work in and through us. All You Gotta Do Is Call. Maybe. In this Groundwork podcast by Scott Hoezee and Dave Bast, they explore the apparent contradiction in Romans 10:13 and Matthew 7:21. They unpack how one is speaking about the power of preaching, the other about hypocrisy. 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. Day of Pentecost Pentecost, celebrated fifty days after Easter, is about the fullness of the Spirit's work in us. A collection of preaching and worship planning resources for Psalm 104; John 15:26-16:15; Acts 2:1-21; and Romans 8:22-27. 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. Armageddon and the “Kings from the East” This article considers the Apocalypse from a Catholic perspective, focusing on the meaning of strife, and finding hope in the Church in the midst of the modern turmoil and darkness.