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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
I Gave Up Gossip for Lent Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Dena Dyer
“Murdered Son” The song "Murdered Son" by John Mark McMillan about the crucifixion, along with the image, The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, by Kehinde Wiley. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Murder of Ish-Bosheth The head of Ish-Bosheth is brought before David. David orders Rechab and Baanah killed for murdering this son of Saul. Illustration by Pierre Eskrich (ca. 1550-ca. 1590) Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Pierre Eskrich Murder of Ish-Bosheth The head of Ish-Bosheth is brought before David. David orders Rechab and Baanah killed for murdering this son of Saul Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Caspar Luiken Ahab and Jezebel murder Naboth to get his property Abuse of power requires the complicity of others who would rather tolerate injustice, even murder, than risk their own safety for the sake of their neighbors. This Theology of Work Project piece explores 1 Kings 21. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Theology of Work Project Art in Response to Murdering 4 Little Girls at Church This resource both presents art (i.e., stained-glass art, an icon and two sculptures) in response to a murder involving four Black girls attending Sunday School and contains the song lyrics and music video for "Birmingham Sunday." Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship Author: John Petts Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case In Matthew 22:36-40 we are instructed to love one another. Non-violent protests evince this selfless love just as much as the brutal murder of Emmett Till denies love. Resource type: Children's Sermon Source: Storypath Author: Chris Crowe Genesis, Creation, and Ancient Interpreters: Why Did Cain Murder his Brother? Why did Cain kill Abel? What was it that “made” him do it? Pete Enns discusses some thoughts behind what led Cain to murder his own brother. Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Pete Enns The Murder of the Landlord's Son An engraving by John Sturt that depicts the tenants murdering the servants and son of the landowner (Mark 12:1-12). Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: John Sturt Man Murders Former Classmate after Holding 50-Year Grudge This is an illustration about a man who carried a petty grudge for fifty years and eventually committed murder over it. It is appropriate for Psalm 37:8; Ecclesiastes 7:9; Matthew 5:22, etc. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Mathew Woodley Man Finally Finds Meaning in His Father's Murder A missionary was speared to death in the jungles of Ecuador. His son comes to find meaning in his father's murder thirty years later. This story illustrates God's sovereignty and power to use evil for good. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Randy Alcorn Full Text Hymns on Murder O for a Thousand Tongues to SingPD
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Oldest Human Corpse Was a Murder Victim This sermon illustration tells the story of the murder of the oldest corpse ever found. It focuses on the human propensity towards sin, relating to Matthew 5:9, Isaiah 2:4, Psalm 46:9, and other similar passages. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Brian Zahnd Adam Works the Earth and Cain Murders His Brother Abel Expelled from the Garden of Eden, Adam must labor for his provision. Cain, Adam’s son, murders his brother Abel out of envy for the favor God showed toward Abel for his sacrifice Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Author: Jean Leclerc Murdered Florida Priest Appeals For Killer From Beyond The Grave In a document signed almost two decades before his death, a priest pleads for his killer's forgiveness. A sermon illustration which profoundly exemplifies Christ's act on the cross. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Staff Writers The Sixth Commandment: Don’t Murder This devotional on Exodus 20:13 considers the sixth commandment, suggesting that we treat all people with dignity, not only by not killing them, but also by speaking respectfully with them, even when we disagree. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The High Calling Author: Mark Roberts Unholy Matrimony: A True Story of Murder and Obsession This quote from "Unholy Matrimony: A True Story of Murder and Obsession" talks about the naiveness of the victim, Patricia Giesick. “...She thought massage parlors gave massages. She believed a bookmaker worked in a bindery..." Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: John Dillman Murder of Ish-Bosheth David recoils as Baanah and Rechab present the head of Saul’s son Ish-Bosheth Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive Moses in Midrash Jason Byassee turns to the work of Bryna Jocheved Levy, a contemporary practitioner of the ancient Jewish practice of midrash, to better understand Moses' act of murdering an Egyptian in Exodus 2:11-14. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Jason Byassee Charleston Murders Call for Deep Change in the Hearts of Christians The defeat of racism requires deep change and deep change requires risk and fearless honesty. We must keep shining the light on the sin of racism that is too easily hidden by manners and passive aggression.... Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Marcus Goodyear
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