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.
Scott Hoezee and David Bast explore the 'deadly sin' of pride and meditate on its antidote, humility and service, drawing from Genesis 3:1-7 and 1 Peter 5:4-5.
Pride in Your Work Is No Sin
This article reflects on pride and the workplace, contrasting sinful pride about ourselves with godly pride in the work we are called to do.
Joseph and the Epic Battle of Humility over Pride in Spiritual Direction
Commenting on Genesis 37:2-9, 28-35, 39:11-14, 45:3-12, William Dillard relates the journey of Joseph from pride to humility, to the ladder of humility in the "Rule of St. Benedict."
Pride Goes Before Destruction
This podcast on Proverbs 16:3 talks about building the Tower of Babel, encouraging us to avoid the sin of pride and to commit our ways to the Lord.
Labor Day, Pride, and Humility
At Worshiping with Children Carolyn Brown shares advice for engaging and age-inclusive worship planning. In this piece she deals with Labor Day and the given lectionary texts, focusing on pride and humility--and a little dirt, too!
In this sermon on Acts 11:1-18 Conrad Massa highlights the way in which God challenges Peter's pride as the gospel is extended to the Gentiles.
Twelve-Step “Pride Elimination” Plan
This article by Donald DeMarco discusses the nature and problem of pride. Defining pride as "an inordinate desire for praise, honors, and recognition," Demarco illustrates how pride is unrealistic, unattractive, unprofitable and unlike Christ.
The Danger of Spiritual Pride
In this homily on the parable of the pharisee and the tax collector, Luke 18:9-14, Leo Edgar warns Christians against the danger of spiritual pride and admonishes them to espouse a childlike faith and humility.
An excerpt from St. John of the Cross' classic The Dark Night of the Soul which focuses on the secret spiritual pride often found in "beginners in the spiritual life."
Pride in the Pulpit
This sermon illustration for Isaiah 6:5 and 1 Corinthians 1:27-29 quotes Richard Baxter as saying, "When pride has written the sermon, it goes with us to the pulpit."
Asserting that Paul claims the opposite of love is pride, this sermon illustration by John Boykin demonstrates how to practice kindness and patience. This illustration suits Colossians 3:12 and 1 Corinthians 13:4.
Full Text Hymns on Pride
O Lord, No Pride Is In My HeartPD
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The Lust, The Flesh, The Eyes and The Pride of Life
One video and one audio recording of Michael Roe's song "The Lust, The Flesh, The Eyes and The Pride of Life." The song is based on 1 John 2:16 and is appropriate especially for Lent.
Is Pride Always Wrong?
This devotional on Isaiah 23:9 considers pride, suggesting that pride is not always wrong. While sinful pride takes way too much credit, Godly pride comes with humility and gratitude.
The Truth About Pride
What is pride, and why should we avoid it? Twelve truths about the weakness of pride and the strength of Christ.
The Wrong Kind of Pride
A devotional reflection by Mark D. Roberts on Ezekiel 31:10. Roberts distinguishes between two kinds of "pride": the delight we feel in a worthy accomplishment, and the arrogance that that seeks to elevate ourselves above God.
The Value of Pride
A sermon illustration by Bill White describing a conversation that he had with someone who valued their pride, appropriate for Proverbs 11:2; 29:23, Micah 6:8, Matthew 18:4; 23:12, or Luke 22:26.
Ernest Hemingway's Pride
In this sermon illustration for Matthew 5:22, Psalm 37:8, or Ecclesiastes 7:9, a scene from the film "In Love and War" demonstrates how anger and pride, when left to fester, turns into nearly incurable bitterness.
Pride and Celebrity
Why do we think and talk about God? Is it for his glory or for our own? A brief excerpt from C. S. Lewis’s The Problem of Pain.
Good Leaders Get Out of the Way
Pride can be a sneaky sin: it can sometimes masquerade as false humility. But a servant leader needs to be able to perceive if a desire for humility is instead a subtle form of self-centeredness.