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A theory of jerks 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
Rethinking the 'Lenten Journey' Part 2 of 2 In this second of two essays, Rolf Jacobson uses a personal irritation for the metaphor “Lent is a journey" to reflect on how Christian leaders can help congregations experience Lent as a richer, more meaningful season. Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: Rolf Jacobson
Money is NOT the Root of all Evil This article argues that money is not the root of all evil, but is a neutral tool that expresses our values. In the hands of a faithful church, money can be the source of tremendous good. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: Rebekah Simon-Peter Money Money can often be a difficult topic, but as John R. Gunn reminds us in this quote, individuals who live by what God has instructed will live within their means. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Day1 Author: John R. Gunn Money and Mission In this essay, William Willimon argues that since mission is the largest factor in charitable giving, churches should focus less on how much money they need and instead focus on how they can fulfill their mission. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: William H Willimon Money Is a Spiritual Matter This reflection on Proverbs 11:25 considers generosity, money, and relationships. Insightful questions shaped by scripture help us consider the cost and calling of giving. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Money Changer This sixteenth-century woodcut depicts a money changer, someone who exchanged currencies. Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Martin Luther Money Can't Buy Me Love In this commentary on Luke 12:13-21, David Lose notices the difference between what we say we believe about money and how we act regarding money. In this culture, the Luke’s parable is both scary and hopeful.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher Author: David J. Lose Money and Value In this reflection on Acts 5:1-10, Kenneth Samuel highlights the importance of how we spend our money and encourages sharing resources in community instead of selfishly hoarding wealth. Resource type: Devotional Source: Day1 Author: Kenneth L Samuel Resurrection Apprehension: Lots of Ideas to Calm Those Easter Sermon Fears Preaching on Easter every year can bring up apprehension, but Louis E. Lotz helps by giving possible sermon topics and thoughts. Resource type: Article Source: Reformed Worship Author: Louis E. Lotz
Sights and Sounds of Lent: Children's Meditations for the Season Coins, a robe, a basin of water, they can all turn into something special for the season of Lent. One church created children’s Lenten meditations that engage their senses by using these objects and more. Resource type: Drama Source: Reformed Worship Author: Bernard J. Haan, Jr.
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What Money Can and Can't Do This sermon starter for the Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21) argues that the problem isn't money, but our penchant to look to money for life rather than looking to God. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Working Preacher Author: David J Lose Holy Money In times of economic upheaval, it’s especially important to articulate a positive theology of money. In this article, Jason Byassee offers pastors a theological reflection on money. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Jason Byassee Holy money In times of economic upheaval, it’s especially important to articulate a positive theology of money as a gift from God, to be used to create community, to distribute to the needy and to build God’s kingdom. Resource type: Article Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Jason Byassee Money, Money, Money In this devotional for Matthew 6:24, the story of Judas' betrayal suggests that money, while truly not mattering to the eternal Kingdom of God, has much more power over us than we would like to admit. Resource type: Devotional Source: Day1 Author: James Ellis, III Money for Temple Repairs Counted Each time the chest filled with tax payments, the royal secretary and the officer of the high priest counted the money and placed it in bags to be used for temple repairs Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Christoph Weigel Preaching About Money David Fitch offers an outline for a six-week sermon series on "The Way of Jesus and Money." Each weekly topic is connected to a spiritual discipline. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Missio Alliance Author: David Fitch Things You Cannot Live Without: Money Sermon notes on James 5:13-20 from the Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection. The Church needs wisdom, commitment, and money in order to carry on in her work. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Author: Arthur Landwehr Questions About Money, Power, and Catholic Theology Answered How can we be morally upright with our money and our power? And what is the Immaculate Heart of Mary? Two questions answered. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Brian Mullady
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