Sermons & Series

David Zahl
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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February 28, 2016

Wasting Space

Wasting Space

To read more about Paul Kalanithi and his new book, click here. To read more about productivity and sick days in America, click here. To read about Ronda Rousey on Ellen, click here. To read about Harper Lee, click here. And, finally, for the Onion article Dave referenced, here it is.

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January 31, 2016

Stranger In My Own Home Town

Stranger In My Own Home Town

For the article about political divisions, ‘partyism,’ and family ties, go here.

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December 21, 2015

Loving the Bomb

Loving the Bomb

To read The NY Times piece on the #Blessed phenomenon, click here. And the interview with Stephen Colbert can be found here.

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