Preaching Connection: Humility

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Movies for Preaching

The Apostle (1997)

Written by Robert Duvall. 134 minutes. PG-13. Starring Robert Duvall, Farrah Fawcett, June Carter Cash, and Billy Bob Thornton. Forty years a preacher, an apostle full of brimstone and sweet Jesus, and Euliss “Sonny” Dewey still doesn’t get it, specifically the nature of the “Holy Ghost power” he has relished and exalted his whole long…


Reading for Preaching

“Humility” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’s of Faith

“Humility is often confused with saying you’re not much of a bridge player when you know perfectly well you are.  Conscious or otherwise this kind of humility is a form of gamesmanship.  If you really aren’t much of a bridge player, you’re apt to be rather proud of yourself got admitting it so humbly.  This...

“By Diverse Means We Arrive at the Same End” in The Complete Essays of Montaigne

By several examples Montaigne shows that people who have been conquered and are at the mercy of their conquerors may sometimes soften the hearts of the victors by submission, supplication, tears, entreaties, etc., but, remarkably, will sometime achieve the same end by fighting valiantly on, 3 against 100, or so. The victors may be moved...

The Social Humanism of Calvin

Calvin says this on 2 Cor. 8:13-14: “God wills that there be proportion and equality among us, that is, each person is to provide for the needy according to the extent of his means so that no person has too much and no person has too little.”