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Five Ways White Males Can Use their White Male Privilege Opportunity Geoff Holsclaw shares five ways white males can use their white male privilege opportunity: educate yourself, give your voice to others, make people check themselves, bless and empower others, and take a step back. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Geoff Holsclaw 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 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 Slacking off and the call to 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 You Have Permission to 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 “You Will Never Be Lost Where I Cannot Find You.” 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 A Lament to God for Christ the Immigrant In this article, Gena Thomas explores cultural dominance across history and argues that Jesus Christ, who came to earth as a stranger, welcomes immigrants and strangers. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Gena Thomas Do You Know the Seven Deadly Sins? Detailing the historical origins of "The Seven Deadly Sins," this article by Christopher Hunt discusses how the dangerous attitudes of pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony and lust lead to destructive sin. Resource type: Article | Source: Groundwork | Author: Christopher Hunt News That Illustrates A collection of sermon illustrations that is drawn from news articles on the topics of Gospel story, death, stress, culture, laziness, technology, seeking God, substitution, sacrifice, Christ, salvation. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Matt Woodley Doing Instead of Being An illustration about how busyness is essentially laziness. This is because it's filling time with our actions and not God's. This is appropriate for Matthew 22:4-5 and Luke 12:16-20. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Eugene H. Peterson Full Text Hymns on Laziness As sons of the day and daughters of lightPD
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Love Is Work An illustration by M. Scott Peck: "Since love is work, the essence of nonlove is laziness." Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: M. Scott Peck The Courage of Jesus Michael Frost on Jesus and laziness, fear, resurrection and sanctification. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Work of the People | Author: Michael Frost It Takes an Extended Family to Raise a Child Several illustrations by Matt Woodley on the theme of community, laziness, body of Christ, family, and salvation. The illustrations FOBIA ('Fear of Being Invited Again') and the stories of Simone Biles and elevator are especially powerful.... Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Mathew Woodley Introduction 1 & 2 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 Watch Night Owlah Service This order of worship offers an ecumenical New Years Eve covenant renewal service. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: Discipleship Ministries Faithful Work Colin Nicholl considers the reasons the Thessalonian church had stopped working (1 Thessalonians 4:9–12 and 2 Thessalonians 3:6–16). The church erred by believing that Christ’s coming into the world radically diminished the value of everyday labor. Resource type: Article | Source: Theology of Work Project | Author: Colin Nicholl Parable of the Talents and Capitalism This parable is not about capitalism. A talent represents the bounty of life, as well as the gift of faith.It is incumbent upon us to invest our gifts to further the kingdom, not hide them. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: John Kavanaugh
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