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.
Wisdom, Warning and the Tongue
James warns that our tongues can do damage. Peter uses his tongue to confess Jesus is the Christ. This lectionary resource includes and sermon starters for texts that caution us about the power of our words.
Taming the Tongue
"The things that we say or fail to say serve as a barometer of our Christian character, according to the letter of James." An article on spiritual maturity and the taming of the tongue.
A post full of worship resources for children: books, songs, prayer of confession, and more. It comments on Psalms 19; Proverbs 1:20-33; Isaiah 50:4-9; Mark 8:27-38; James 3:1-12; and Wisdom of Solomon 7:26-30, 8:1, and finds...
Taming the Tongue - Study Guide
This is a study guide/adult Sunday school lesson on the power of the tongue. It shows why the right use of the tongue is central to Christian discipleship.
The Mother Tongue
Christ came to do what our mother tongue does—call us out of darkness and chaos and into the world of self-expression and conscious love. Reflections on Luke 2:16-21, the text for the Solemnity of Mary.
Tame Your Tongue
In this sermon on James 3:1-12, Magrey deVega presents and explains what it means to tame the tongue.
A collection of lesson ideas and activities by Carolyn Brown designed to help teach children about "taming the tongue" as well as confessing our sins and asking for forgiveness.
O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing (18 Original Stanzas)
This 18 original stanzas of "O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing" by Charles Wesley (1707-1788). Only a few are included in most modern hymnals.
Readers' Theatre: Taming the Tongue
This is a two-voice readers’ theatre setting of James 3:1-12, where James teaches about taming the tongue.
Pentecost as Renewal of Sinai (and the Question of Tongues)
Commentary on Acts 2:1-21 notes that Pentecost, instead of reversing Babel, brings the signs of the Sinai theophany: sound, fire, and speech, indicating faithfulness to the tradition of Moses. Also addresses questions regarding tongues.
History of Hymns: “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
This offers background and commentary on the beloved Charles Wesley (1707-1788) hymn, “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.”
Full Text Hymns on Tongues
O for a Thousand Tongues to SingPD
Let Every Tongue Thy Goodness SpeakPD
Begin, My Tongue, Some Heavenly ThemePD
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A Healing Tongue
In this devotional on James 3:7-10, Robert Naylor reflects on the tongue's ability to both heal and destroy human relationships.
Tongue Piercing Is Source of Teen's Pain
A sermon illustration about a tongue piercing that goes terribly wrong and causes illness. After many attempts to heal, the only solution is to remove the piercing.
‘Thousand Tongues’ retuned
Audio of the hymn "O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing" set to a new tune by John Chisum.
A Thousand Tongues
This new arrangement of Charles Wesley’s hymn, “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” is a slower, more meditative setting for solo voice, unison choir, or solo instrument, with piano and synthesizer accompaniment.
‘A Thousand Tongues’ retuned by Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson is serving as worship pastor at a church in Columbus Ohio. In 2011 he released an EP; the title song is his contemporary recomposition of the hymn “O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing.”
Tongues that Dance
David Schelhaas' poem on Moses and the burning bush.
O' for a thousand tongues
This album from the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project was recorded by the Victory Choral Ensemble in 1976, featuring the songs I thank God, He brought me out, Saved, Take your burdens to the Lord, Keep...
Tongues Sing for Joy
Theodore Taylor preaches on some attitudes to sickness and disability. Blindness and deafness can sometimes be conditions of the heart and mind.