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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
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Taylor Burton-Edwards
Advent Waiting Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.... Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship
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
Wisdom's Table Wisdom's table in Proverbs 9:1-6 is a metaphor for the acquisition of wisdom. But what is wisdom? It is heart-and-hand knowledge: for Israel, the heart was the source of thought and choice. Commentary by Wil Gafney. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Wil Gafney Wisdom This commentary on Proverbs 1:20-33 introduces us to the female character of Wisdom, suggesting that Wisdom is simultaneously a characteristic or charism of/from God and a Divine One herself, part of and an extension of God.... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Wil Gafney Wisdom Transformed by Love Adult Sunday School Lesson / Study Guide about the relationship between wisdom and love. It features Proverbs 8:1-13, 22-31 and includes liturgical elements and study questions. Resource type: Study Guide Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Robert B. Kruschwitz Wisdom A sermon about wisdom that says our Christian wisdom should direct us to seeking and serving Christ in all persons. Our spiritual maturity should energize us to work to see the Christ in all persons. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Sermons That Work Author: Ben E. Helmer Wisdom This sermon illustration for Proverbs 1:20-33 uses an excerpt form Frederick Buechner to reflect on wisdom and suffering. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Frederick Buechner Wisdom Up-Side Down Wisdom and the "message of the cross" are themes in this commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:18-31. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Mary Hinkle Shore Wisdom In this sermon illustration for Proverbs 1:20-33, Frederick Buechner suggests that wisdom is a matter not only of the mind but of the intuition and heart. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Day1 Author: Frederick Buechner Wisdom and the Sunday Before School Begins Again In this piece Carolyn Brown focuses on how each given scripture for the week can help children gain wisdom as they return to school. Worshiping with Children is a weekly resource for engaging and kid-friendly worship. Resource type: Article Source: Worshiping With Children Author: Carolyn Brown Full Text Hymns on Wisdom Canticle of Wisdom©
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Wisdom and Worldliness This podcast studies James 3:13-4:12 to discover the source and definition of real wisdom. It looks at the advice James gives for how we can live in the world, but resist embracing its empty wisdom. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Groundwork Author: Scott Hoezee Wisdom Transformed by Love In his rich treatment of the virtue of wisdom, Thomas Aquinas insists that not only must wisdom be transformed by love, but also love must be transformed by wisdom. Resource type: Article Source: The Christian Reflection Project Author: Thomas S. Hibbs An Introduction to Wisdom Literature Introducing biblical wisdom literature, Rolf Jacobson's commentary series on Proverbs ... trusting God's word, God's creation of wisdom, the value of personal discipline, idolatrous pursuits, and ... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Rolf Jacobson Wisdom The Challenge to Foolishness Attributing the disdain that people have for their jobs to lack of faith in their work, Arthur Landwehr's sermon on Proverbs 9:1-6 discusses the role of wisdom allowing us to recognize our work as a vocation.... Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Author: Arthur Landwehr Wisdom’s Table: Heavenly Banquet or Soundbite Drive-Thru? Based on Proverbs 9:1-6, Ephesians 5:15-20, and John 6:51-58, this reflection explores the meaning of wisdom and what it looks like to see with God's eyes. Resource type: Article Source: Connect! Sunday Reflection Author: Anna Carter Wisdom, Understanding, and Mystery "[T]oday we are invited to enter the mystery within wisdom, ...there is something cyclical to their relationship, wisdom begetting mystery begetting wisdom." In this sermon on Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Jason Sierra contemplates wisdom and mystery. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Sermons That Work Author: Jason Sierra Wisdom Wears Sensible Shoes Despite all the concern for relevance of the church, Kae Evensen says "Jesus’ message isn’t relevant; it never was." What is needed from the church is wisdom rather than being cool. Resource type: Article Source: Working Preacher Author: Kae Evensen Wisdom and Probability-Theory This commentary on Proverbs 1:20-33 says the wise life isn't always easy or free from disaster, but Wisdom traffics in probability-theory, and it is much more probable that foolishness leads to disaster than that wisdom does. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Brent A. Strawn
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