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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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In Praise of Laziness Article by Sarina Gruver Moore https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2017/11/16/in-praise-of-laziness/ Taking inspiration from Milton's "Paradise Lost," this article by Sarina Gruver Moore illustrates how taking time to be lazy may help cultivate the community relationships needed to resist temptation. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Sarina Gruver Moore

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Slacking Off and the Call to Sabbath Article by Andrea Palpant Dilley https://www.faithandleadership.com/andrea-palpant-dilley-slacking-and-call-sabbath For overstressed, overworked Christians trying to save the world, watching TV and other squandered moments are not a sign of laziness or complacency but a fitting response to the call to Sabbath. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Andrea Palpant Dilley

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Acedia, Rehearsals, and Me Sermon Illustration by Dena Dyer https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/acedia-rehearsals-and-me In this blog post, Dena Dyer shares her struggle with laziness (acedia) and how, knowing that spiritually and in relationships it takes hard work and time, she continues to submit her struggle to God. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The High Calling Author: Dena Dyer

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“You Will Never Be Lost Where I Cannot Find You.” Devotional by Daniel Ray https://www.epriest.com/reflections/view/16 In this reflection on John 6:35-40, Fr. Daniel Ray describes hungering and thirsting for Christ. Despite our fear, laziness and pride, he is always present, filling the holes in our hearts with himself through the sacraments.... Resource type: Devotional Source: ePriest Author: Daniel Ray

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You Have Permission to Quit Devotional by Sam Van Eman https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/pencils-down-you-have-permission-quit In this article, Sam Van Eman suggests that when communities propagate the belief that rest is more akin to laziness than to honor, they lock themselves into patterns that do more harm than good. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Sam Van Eman

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Don't Be Lazy Like the Cheese Devotional https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/dont-be-lazy-cheese A devotional reflection by Marcus Goodyear on 2 Thessalonians 3:11-13. Goodyear uses a comical story of being reprimanded, in a foreign country, for laziness to emphasize the goodness and importance of work. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling

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Introduction 1 & 2 Thessalonians Commentary/Exegesis by Colin Nicholl https://www.theologyofwork.org/new-testament/thessalonians/introduction-thessalonians In his letters to the Thessalonians, Paul repudiates laziness. He made it clear that Christians need to keep at their labors, for the way of Christ is not idleness but service and excellence in work. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Theology of Work Project Author: Colin Nicholl

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Pharaoh's privilege Article by Dave Barnhart https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/7015/pharaohs-privilege Dave Barnhart applies various scriptures to contrasting a biblical view of poverty with the perspective of those who are privileged, beginning with Pharaoh in Exodus 5:17-18. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: Dave Barnhart

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The Dilbertization of Work - Study Guide Study Guide by Robert B. Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/ifl/christianreflection/Vocationstudyguide6.pdf This study guide uses the comic strip "Dilbert" as a launching point to discuss how we consider the value of our jobs. The guide includes liturgical elements and discussion questions. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz

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Star Wars and the Power of Story, Leadership Pressure, and an App for Gas Sermon Illustration by Matt Woodley https://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2016/january/1010416.html A collection of sermon illustrations that is drawn from news articles on the topics of the gospel story, death, stress, culture, laziness, technology, seeking God, substitution, sacrifice, Christ, and salvation. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Matt Woodley

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Sermon Quotes on Busyness Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-on-busyness/ A collection of potent quotes on the dangers of busyness. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: Frederick Buechner

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Full Text Hymns on Laziness Your MissionPD
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Doing Instead of Being Sermon Illustration by Eugene H Peterson http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1997/september/4763.html In this sermon illustration for Matthew 22:4-5 or Luke 12:16-20, Eugene Peterson argues that busyness is the same thing as laziness because it's the decision to fill our time with our own actions instead of God's. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Eugene H Peterson

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Love Is Work Sermon Illustration by M. Scott Peck http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/1999/june/5824.html This sermon illustration for Proverbs 13:4 and Ecclesiastes 10:18 quotes M. Scott Peck as saying, "Since love is work, the essence of nonlove is laziness." Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: M. Scott Peck

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The Catholic Church used to be like Silicon Valley. Can it be again? Article by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry https://www.americamagazine.org/arts-culture/2017/12/13/catholic-church-used-be-silicon-valley-can-it-be-again For anyone who follows the intersection of social change and innovation, the church’s lack of involvement is a grim spectacle. The Catholic church was once the world's greatest engine of innovation, and should be again. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry

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Subversive Conservative Article by Craig Keener https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/subversive-conservative Craig Keener discusses how Paul preached the radical gospel of Jesus while accommodating himself, as much as possible, to the conservative traditions of the Roman empire. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Craig Keener

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Church Fathers on Money Book Quote https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/church-fathers-on-money This Christian history article introduces several early church fathers and cites their teaching about money and wealth, including Irenaeus (130-202), Tertullian (160-220), Cyprian (195-258), Basil (329-379), Ambrose (340-397), Augustine (354-430), and John Chrysostom (347-407). Resource type: Book Quote Source: Christian History and Biography

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Biblical Views of Nature Article by James Austin Baker http://www.religion-online.org/article/biblical-views-of-nature/ In this article, James Austin Baker argues that both the New Testament and the Old speak the same message, that the whole created order is God’s work and thus is good. Resource type: Article Source: Religion Online Author: James Austin Baker

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Resistance to the Demands of Love Article by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/212247.pdf While God wants to kick down the door to our hearts and flood them with his love, we want to keep the door partially shut to preserve our old treasures. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung

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Losing Faith in Church Article by Rob Barrett https://colossianforum.org/2018/12/12/losing-faith-in-church/ When we invite doubters to inspect the body of Christ, wounds and all, we offer a testimony more than intellectual argument and manicured image. We offer an example of Christian faithfulness fit for the real world. Resource type: Article Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: Rob Barrett

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