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Sloth Scott Hoezee and David Bast draw from Matthew 8:28-34 and Galatians 6:7-10 to talk about sloth, one of the 'seven deadly sins', and how it is an enemy of joy, beauty, service—the things of God. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Scott Hoezee Worship Service - "Sloth/Acedia" This worship service uses Scripture and hymns aimed at dealing with sloth/acedia. Acedia is a soul-sickness, and facing it can motivate us to start doing spiritual exercises for the right reasons rather than for subtle self-gain. Resource type: Service Outline Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Burt L. Burleson According to John Calvin, Ignoring Science is an Act of Sloth Drawing on John Calvin's "Institutes of the Christian Religion," Brad Kramer's and Mario A. Russo's article explains that Calvin believed that we are responsible for learning from science because reason is a "universal gift." Resource type: Article Source: Biologos Author: Brad Kramer Looking Back Over A sermon starter for Genesis 19:1-29 that focuses on the vice of sloth and its remedy. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Al Postma Do You Know the Seven Deadly Sins? Detailing the historical origins of "The Seven Deadly Sins," this article by Christopher Hunt discusses how the dangerous attitudes of pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony and lust lead to destructive sin. Resource type: Article Source: Groundwork Author: Christopher Hunt Gaining Wisdom from the Seven Deadly Sins Defining "sloth" from the "Seven Deadly Sins" as "the willful omission . . . for doing what is right," this article by Christopher Hunt explores how common complacency is part of our depraved human nature. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Christopher Hunt James Bond: Shake up your Church's Bible Studies This brief reflection points to the importance of sloth and other deadly sins in Ian Flemming’s James Bond novels. Linking James Bond to the book of James we are reminded that ultimately evil doesn’t triumph. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Benjamin Pratt Staying Put to Get Somewhere "Conversion and growth happen when we remain, not when we run." Adult Sunday School Lesson / Study Guide on the sin of "Acedia," also called "sloth." Liturgical elements and discussion questions included. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Resistance to the Demands of Love "At its core, acedia is aversion to our relationship to God due to the transforming demands of his love." Adult Lesson / Study Guide on "Acedia," also known as "sloth." Liturgical elements and discussion questions included. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Pornography, Electronic Media and Formation ... the lens of St. Thomas Aquinas' understanding of sloth, and offers suggestions for cultivating healthy leisure habits ... Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Marysia Weber Sloth In this video, Reggie Kidd reflects on sloth, and how it is often hard to believe that God is making all things new. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: The Work of the People Author: Reggie Kidd Dorothy Sayers and the Other Six Deadly Sins Society has turned myopic eye to focus on lust alone as the sign of immorality. The other six, and in particular the vices of avarice, envy, sloth, and pride, are ignored or lifted up as virtue. Resource type: Article Source: The Twelve Author: James Bratt Full Text Hymns on Sloth Come rouse up ye slothfulPD
Awake, My Soul, and with the SunPD
Hark! a thrilling voice is soundingPD
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Acedia in the Modern Age Adult Sunday School Lesson / Study Guide on "Acedia," also called "sloth," in The Sword of Honour Trilogy books. It features Matthew 20:1-8 and includes liturgical elements and discussion questions. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz An Interview with Lauren Winner Marcus Goodyear interviews Lauren Winner, who shares her thoughts and insights on the idolatry of work, sloth, sabbath, discipline, sexual temptations in the work place, and more. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Marcus Goodyear The Embarrassment of Riches Describing how the anti-sloth passages in Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Ecclesiasticus were used to tutor prisoners in seventeenth-century Amsterdam, this quote by Simon Schama illustrates how the poor have been villainized and subjected to humiliation through history. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Simon Schama About God’s Business In this article, Chris Armstrong examines the influence of Methodism and John Wesley on society and economics during the time of the Industrial Revolution. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Chris Armstrong Building A Culture of Religious Freedom Charles Chaput reflects on how Christian faith commitments can provide a positive influence on social and political processes. Resource type: Article Source: Catholic Education Resource Center Author: Charles J Chaput I Lift My Prayer to Thee Burt Burleson offers the hymn "I Lift My Prayer to Thee," a prayer for faithfulness as opposed to sloth, to be sung to the tune TRENTHAM 6.6.8.6. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Burt L. Burleson Imitating Christ In this article, Greg Peters explores the spiritual contribution of Thomas à Kempis and his book, "The Imitation of Christ," with consideration to the influence of the Brothers and Sisters of the Common Life. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Greg Peters Biblical Views of Nature In this article, James Austin Baker argues that both the New Testament and the Old speak the same message, that the whole created order is God’s work and thus is good. Resource type: Article Source: Religion Online Author: James Austin Baker
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