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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
History of Hymns: “To Mock Your Reign, O Dearest Lord” This offers background and commentary on the Fred Pratt Green (1903-2000) hymn, “To Mock Your Reign, O Dearest Lord.” Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Lindsay Smith 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 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 Hymn: Dear Jesus, In Whose Life I See Hymn writer Richard Garland has made some changes and additions to this familiar hymn. Just as Jesus was interrupted in his prayers by the tempter, interruptions often tempt us by moving us off our focus. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: F. Richard Garland 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 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 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 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 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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Ashamed of Me and Mine An honest, heart-searching article on shame and disability. A pastor reflects on her experiences with her severely disabled sister, power in the church, Mark 8, and the grace we find in Jesus. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Working Preacher Author: Kae Evensen The Courage to Ask "Many of us don’t speak up. ...because who will listen?...we stay silent. For ourselves. For others. In shame. In guilt. Someone else will say something, right?" Karoline Lewis reflects on John 20:19-31, thanking Thomas for his... Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: Karoline M. Lewis 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 Morality and the Church Quotes from David Wells about the church’s need to regain moral vision. "We don’t talk of guilt any more, but only of shame...We need good character to occupy the middle ground between law and freedom." Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: David F. Wells 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 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 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
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