Sermons & Series

David Zahl
January 23, 2017

The Tyranny of Morre

The Tyranny of Morre

For the quotes from Ruth Whippman’s new book America the Anxious, click here and here. For the source of the commentary on leisure-saving technology click here. Click here to read the full NY Times Magazine profile of triple amputee palliative care physician B.J. Miller that DZ mentions. To watch a short documentary about Dave’s priest-DJ […]

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November 13, 2016

The Only Engine of Survival

The Only Engine of Survival

You can listen to or download the sermon below. Click here to read Cameron Cole’s story. Click here to watch Leonard Cohen sing “Come Healing”.

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October 16, 2016

The Persistent Prayers of Bob Dylan

The Persistent Prayers of Bob Dylan

For a real Mockingbird Bob Dylan Primer, go here. And to read the Miroslav Volf quote, go here.

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September 11, 2016

The Vulcan and the Red Bandana

The Vulcan and the Red Bandana

To read/watch more about the Welles Crowther story: http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=11505494 On the “Penn Face” phenomenon on college campuses: http://www.mbird.com/2015/07/penn-face-duck-syndrome-and-biblical-heroes-more-notes-on-my-least-favorite-topic/ Oh, and for the Trekkies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc81Un8ltS4

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August 14, 2016

A Vision of Division

A Vision of Division

To read more about the Amanda Beard story Dave referenced, click here. To read more about the Richard Rohr book he referenced, go here.

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July 31, 2016

Everybody Else’s Biggest Problem

Everybody Else's Biggest Problem

To read Ted Scofield’s series on Mockingbird about Greed, from which many of Dave’s stats originated, look no further. And here is the NY Times article on “The Oppressive Gospel of Minimalism”.  

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July 5, 2016

Another Rabbi

Another Rabbi

To read more about the religious overtones of extreme fitness, click here. For the full quotation from Alain de Botton’s new book, The Course of Love, click here. To listen to the 11-minute segment from Snap Judgment about “The Rabbi and the KKK”, click here.

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June 5, 2016

Credible Apostles and Their Incredible Gospels

Credible Apostles and Their Incredible Gospels

To read the Gorilla Mom article mentioned in the sermon, go here. To read the story about “luck” referenced at the end, go here.

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May 1, 2016

The God Who Troubled the Waters

The God Who Troubled the Waters

To read the Thornton Wilder story, click here. To read more from the Erica Jong story, click here.

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March 25, 2016

The Disappointment of Good Friday

The Disappointment of Good Friday

For more of W.H. Auden’s thoughts on Good Friday, go here. Read Kate Bowler’s NY Times testimonial “Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me”, as well as some additional commentary related to the sermon. John Robison’s new book is entitled Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening and the review which DZ references […]

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