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Jesus Is for Losers "Folks are hungry for a Christianity that mirrors Jesus, not the judgmentalism that has done more to repel than to woo people towards God's grace." 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 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 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 When It Comes to Knowing God, Community Matters According to the Bible, true spirituality, though deeply personal, is also deeply corporate. When it comes to knowing God, community matters. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D. Roberts 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 A Piece of Jesus' Mind In Luke 7:36-50, 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 M. McKenzie Getting Serious David Galloway preaches on Mark 9:38-50 and emphasizes the need to find commonality in our various Christian denominations and practices. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Day1 | Author: David Galloway Full Text Hymns on Judgmentalism Lord, Christ, when first thou camest to menPD
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Provoking a Response In this article, Nathan Aaseng reflects on the two polar opposite tasks of a sermon: comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable. Resource type: Article | Source: Working Preacher | Author: Nathan Aaseng 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 Pentecost: Celebrating the Coming of the Holy Spirit. This is a full worship planning resource for Pentecost, based on Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104, Romans 8:22-27 and John 15, celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit. It includes liturgy planning, songs, readings, prayers and more. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Discipleship Ministries The Renewal of the Church This article discusses the current condition of the mainline church--where it has been, where it is, and where it appears to be going. Kenneth Carter offers some suggestions for renewing the church and strengthening it. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. Jesus Is For Losers Study Guide or adult Sunday School Lesson about finding grace in the Sermon on the Mount, and extending that grace to others. Resource type: Study Guide | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Seventh Sunday After Pentecost This Sunday marks one of places in the lectionary where the Old Testament and Epistle readings change to new books at the same time, allowing the possibility of a shift in focus to another of the... Resource type: Article | Source: Discipleship Ministries Can beach chairs pass for pews? How strict are we about Sabbath rest and church attendance? Certainly worshiping on Sunday must consist of pews, sermons and sketchy coffee during fellowship...or must it? Andrea DeWard explores a different type of Sabbath rest. Resource type: Article | Source: The Twelve | Author: Andrea DeWard Jesus Is Lord Describing the difficulty of acknowledging Jesus as "Lord of all" in a politically correct society, this devotional by Mark D. Roberts on Romans 10:9 references the Christian martyrs to illustrate what it means to bear witness. Resource type: Devotional | Source: The High Calling | Author: Mark D Roberts
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