Let’s Create a Preaching Renaissance
Weekly powerhouse sermons based on the traditional lectionary.
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Interactive metaphor-rich sermons based on the new Story Lectionary along with Image Exegesis.
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My Prayer For You
Thou Eternal God, out of whose absolute power and infinite intelligence the whole universe has come into being, we humbly confess that we have not loved thee with our hearts, souls and minds, and we have not loved our neighbors as Christ loved us. We have all too often lived by our own selfish impulses rather than by the life of sacrificial love as revealed by Christ. We often give in order to receive. We love our friends and hate our enemies. We go the first mile but dare not travel the second. We forgive but dare not forget. And so as we look within ourselves, we are confronted with the appalling fact that the history of our lives is the history of an eternal revolt against you. But thou, O God, have mercy upon us. Forgive us for what we could have been but failed to be. Give us the intelligence to know your will. Give us the courage to do your will. Give us the devotion to love your will. In the name and spirit of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
–Martin Luther King Jr.
Sound Theology with Colleen Butcher
The Open Table
Avengers: Infinity War, starring basically everyone (rated PG-13)
–Review by Ashley Linne
***SPOILER ALERT! SO MANY SPOILERS!***
I am a huge fan of the Marvel cinematic universe, and I’ve also read a few of the comics. I’m familiar with the comic book storyline that the Infinity War movies are drawing from. Even so, I was not fully prepared for the emotional roller coaster of this movie. If you want more spoilers than that, I’m about to give you a few but they’re also all over the internet: this is one of those rare films where everybody dies and the bad guy wins.
The film is full of semiotic goodness. What I want to call out from the movie is the character of Thanos and his roles of father and god. read more…
The Digital Feast with Derek White
Most Americans believe, but not always in the God of the Bible Read more at: https://goo.gl/sbdQax Digitally mine from: www.religionnews.com EXPECTING PEOPLE TO CONFORM IS NOT LOVE Summary: “Over the course of my life, I’ve developed a mold in my head for the ideal...read more