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Commentary on Psalm 25:1-10 Psalm 25 is a model prayer, based on the cries of individuals to God in earlier psalms. It indicates how important it is regularly to recite words that call us to faith and dependence on God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Jerome Creach
A Blessing in the Ashes Ash Wednesday is the subject of a collection including a painting, reflection, poem, and other resources. The author writes about the grief of burying her husband and the power of ashes and dust in God's hands.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook Author: Jan Richardson
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
Advent Hope: Staying Afloat In this Advent reflection, the author ponders the challenge of offering real hope in the midst of difficult circumstances. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling
Shame and Our Origin Shame is man’s ineffaceable recollection of his estrangement from the origin . . .” An excerpt by Dietrich Bonhoeffer about how shame is woven into the core of our being. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Shame: Shake it Out "Last time I checked, salvation is not about my goodness but it is about the irresistible grace of God. So shake off that shame..." In this essay, Jes Kast reflects on eliminating shame from life and... Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: Jes Kast Shame: The First Sting of Sin This devotional on Genesis 3:7 considers shame as the first sting of sin. Because of sin, we can no longer fully be the beings God created us to be as we try to hide in shame. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts Shame, Shame This devotion on Genesis 11:30 focuses on the shameful center of Sarai's sad existence, inviting God grace to set us free from shame so that we might live fully and delightfully. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts Shame in the Great Depression This quote from "Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945," illustrates the shame experienced by those who lost during the Great Depression, and the way that others' help contributed to their shame. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: David M Kennedy Shame A clip from the film 'The Heart of Man' that explores how our ideas of shame create a barrier between humanity and God and enable us to perpetuate our wrongdoings. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: WingClips 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.
Shame and Shalom Shame can cause us to hide our deficiencies and mask our shortcomings. In this video, Lisa Sharon Harper shares how confession led her to confront shame and move toward shalom. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Lisa Sharon Harper Full Text Hymns on Shame Come to the Place of Grief and ShamePD
Defend Me, Lord, from ShamePD
O the Bitter Shame and SorrowPD
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Honour and Shame In his blog post, Thomas Goodhart tells the story of "Joe," a dearly beloved congregate. He wonders about the place of personal, cultural, and national shame in the necessity of honouring history and heritage. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Twelve Author: Thomas Goodhart Is There a Solution for Shame? An excerpt from the Atlantic about shame and guilt. Guilt can be resolved by making amends, but the only apparent solution for shame is to cease existing in that moment. Resource type: Book Quote Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Robert Karen Freedom from shame and fear Anne H. K. Apple's reflection on Joshua 5:9-12 emphasizes that in every crisis, members of God's community can be bound together by the blessing of freedom from shame and fear, and God's provision is enough. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Century Author: Anne H. K. Apple Crying Shame: Freedom in Forgiveness Reflecting on the ways that fear, shame and hurt imprison people, M. Craig Barnes invites readers to freely forgive so that they and others may experience true freedom in this message on John 20:19-31. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: The Christian Century Author: M. Craig Barnes Hanun Shames David’s Envoys Hanun’s servants shame David’s envoys by shaving them and cutting their garments. Engraved by L. Fonbonne from the design of Gerard Hoet (1648–1733) Resource type: Image Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive A Shame That We Keep to Ourselves Miriam Clifford writes that shame isolates us from those who care most about us. Yet the only way to break free of shame’s silencing oppression is to let those who love us be with us. Resource type: Book Quote Source: The High Calling Author: S. Miriam Clifford Jesus Shames the Pharisees Preaching notes by Scott Hoezee on Matthew 22:34-46: When the Pharisees try to trap Jesus with a basic question, Jesus subtly asserts his divinity and shames the Pharisees with a basic answer. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Scott E. Hoezee Finding God in All the Wrong Places: In the Midst of Shame Like the father of the prodigal sons - God opens his arms to receive the younger brother who repents and to invite the elder brother who refuses to come to the party and “feast on forgiveness.” Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Susan Pendleton Jones
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