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Sloth Commentary/Exegesis by Scott Hoezee https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/episodes/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

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Worship Service - "Sloth/Acedia" Service Outline by Burt L. Burleson http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/212238.pdf 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

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According to John Calvin, Ignoring Science is an Act of Sloth Article by Brad Kramer https://biologos.org/blogs/brad-kramer-the-evolving-evangelical/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

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Looking Back Over Sermon Starter/Outline by Al Postma http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-nonrcl&p=3875 This is a sermon starter for Genesis 19:1-29 that focuses on the vice of sloth and our repentance as its remedy. It also provides textual notes, points to ponder, and illustration idea. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Al Postma

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Resistance to the Demands of Love Study Guide by Robert B. Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/212281.pdf "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

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James Bond: Shake up your Church's Bible Studies Sermon Illustration by Benjamin Pratt http://day1.org/4168-james_bond_shake_up_your_churchs_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

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Staying Put to Get Somewhere Study Guide by Robert B. Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/212283.pdf "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

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Do You Know the Seven Deadly Sins? Article by Christopher Hunt https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/blog/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

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Gaining Wisdom from the Seven Deadly Sins Commentary/Exegesis by Christopher Hunt https://groundwork.reframemedia.com/blog/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

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Pornography, Electronic Media and Formation Article by Marysia Weber http://www.hprweb.com/2008/04/pornography-electronic-media-and-priestly-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

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Sloth Audio/Video by Reggie Kidd http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/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

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Stay Awake! Sermon (Complete) by Richard Finn O.P. http://torch.op.org/torch/stay-awake Richard Finn examines the deadly sin of sloth and admonishes the reader to remain spiritually vigilant against the temptation of apathy. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Torch Author: Richard Finn O.P.

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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 Study Guide by Robert B. Kruschwitz http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/212285.pdf 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

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An Interview with Lauren Winner Article by Marcus Goodyear https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/interview-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

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A Quote Illustrating a Negative Use of Scripture Sermon Illustration by Simon Schama http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/?post_type=cfe-readforpreach&p=6302 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

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Sermon Quotes on Busyness Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-quotes-on-busyness/ A collection of potent quotes on the dangers of busyness. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop Author: Frederick Buechner

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I Lift My Prayer to Thee Song/Hymn by Burt L. Burleson http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/212237.pdf 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

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The Use of Money Sermon (Complete) by John Wesley https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/wesleys-sermon-use-of-money In this sermon John Wesley explicates three rules for the proper use of money: gain all you can (within limits of morality, health, etc.); save all you can; and give all you can. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Christian History and Biography Author: John Wesley

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Building A Culture of Religious Freedom Article by Charles J Chaput https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/controversy/persecution/building-a-culture-of-religious-freedom.html 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

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Biblical Views of Nature Article by James Austin Baker http://www.religion-online.org/article/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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