Tim Keller speaking at Human Oxford 2019, a week of events exploring the story of Jesus and what it means to be human.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
In “The False God of Nationalism,” Dr. King argues that God and nationalism are “incompatible” and asks, “Will we continue to serve the false god of racial prejudice or will we serve the God who made of one blood all men to dwell upon the face of the earth.”
Pope John Paul II
INTRODUCTION This homily was preached by Pope John Paul II on his momentous nine day pastoral visit to Poland in June 1979, shortly after he succeeded to the Chair of Peter. On the day of his arrival, the Pope celebrated an Holy Mass in Victory Square at the tomb of...
When we examine and look closely into the above words of Scripture in order to understand them thoroughly, and to lay hold of the true sense and understanding of it that accords in all cases with the Scriptures, and is contrary to no Scriptures or the faith we find...
Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
“We are in a battle for the soul of this nation,” said Joseph Biden while racing toward his final showdown with Donald Trump last year. The pronouncement turned heads, his invocation of an ancient philosophical concept crashing into a heated public reckoning...
Zachary McCartney, Ben Peterson
How can Christians best participate in political life? Zachary McCartney and Ben Peterson make a richly considered and theologically grounded case for the church as the archetypal polis: the political community of which all our other political communities are symbols.
One of my father’s favorite small adventures involves a peacock. One day about 75 years ago, his sister Janet came to get him to let him know that their peacock, Birdy, had been attacked by a dog, and was dying. George carefully collected Birdy and set him in some...
Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly
The character of Christian waiting is not to be asleep or passive and oblivious to the devastating power of sin and destruction but to listen to God and participate in God’s saving work, writing the vision of God in our lives.
In this 1577 piece by Peter Walpot, we see one of the hallmarks of Anabaptist practice, economic sharing. Economic sharing here is more than simply imitation of the apostolic practice, as seen in Acts 2 and Acts 4, but a spiritual therapy designed to counter the spiritual evils of greed and consumerism.
Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II delivers a homily marked by a steadfast commitment to christian virtues like courage and hope in the face of cynicism and false narratives which undermine the dignity of the human person and the good of society. His sermon speaks boldly and with confidence in the good news of the Word of God and the hope that the Christians have to offer society in a life joyfully lived for Christ.
Dorothy Yoder Nyce
This sermon, exploring Mary’s words in Luke 1:46-56, comes from the collection Weaving Wisdom: Sermons by Mennonite Women, (1983) ed. Dorothy Yoder Nyce.
Leah Libresco Sargeant
A snow day is meant not just for sledding and snowmen, but as a rebuke of the belief that the world answers to our commands. A snow day is training for the mercy we must be prepared to extend in ordinary times.
J. Daniel Sims
“Don’t forget. Everyone is replaceable.” I was seventeen the first time I heard those words. My teenage ego had swollen predictably as the weekend shift (scrubbing grease off floor-mats at the local deli) transitioned into something a bit more dignified. Promotions...
The VII Foundation
To make progress towards peace, you have to build trust by going onto the other side’s turf rather than demanding that they come to meet you in grand government buildings. Shared risks can foster a bond. Experience suggests that two factors need to be in place...
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright
Using Zacchaeus, Dr. Wright speaks to restorative Justice that we see in the narrative to illustrate rich points that every believer should consider.
BB Warfield exhorts us see Christ as Redeemer and example. As Christ was “led by His love for others into the world,” so ought we be oriented toward the world, for the sake of Christ and his kingdom.
Bishop Fulton Sheen
In this specific sermon, Bishop Fulton Sheen explores how God has revealed His own intimate desire to speak to, be seen by, and reach out to the longing hearts of every human person.