Preaching Connection: Sloth

Reading for Preaching

“Boredom” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’S of Faith

To be bored is to turn down cold whatever life happens to be offering you at the moment.  It is to cast a jaundiced eye at life in general, including most of your own life.  You feel nothing is worth getting excited about because you yourself are not worth getting excited about. To be bored...

The Last Lion. Volume 2: Winston Spencer Churchill: Alone, 1932-1940

Edward VIII, the King of England who abdicated in 1936 because of the crisis provoked by his marriage to Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee, was a Churchill friend. Churchill defended him during the crisis. Later, he had second thoughts. “To Churchill, Edward’s wrath, once majestic, now seemed more like petty whining. By now Winston had...

Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book

Boredom is “the self being stuffed with itself.” “Why is it that no other species but man gets bored? Under the circumstances in which a man gets bored, a dog goes to sleep.”

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Luke 8:26-39

What do you suppose they were all so afraid of?  After all, that is the bottom line of this dramatic and startling story in Luke 8: all the witnesses and all the townsfolk were afraid. What was it that did them in, fear-wise?  Was it the sight of all those dead pigs floating in the…


Genesis 19:1-29

There’s a good chance that if you selected the entire chapter of Genesis 19 for your upcoming sermon, you’re questioning your choice. After all, reading these words in front of the entire congregation is rightfully uncomfortable; at the very least, it may feel best read after the children have been dismissed for Sunday School. Those…