Sermons & Series

David Zahl
November 16, 2014

Personal Eschatology

Personal Eschatology

A few of the articles references in the sermon: 1. Steve Almond’s column “The Apocalypse Market Is Booming” for The NY Times Magazine. 2. The Philippe Aries book quoted in the sermon is titled Western Attitudes Toward Death, and it, as well as a number of other related resources, are covered here. 3. For Tim […]

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October 27, 2014

A Test To End All Tests

A Test To End All Tests

To read more on the many ways we are snobs, look no further than here. And to read more on the Ups and Downs of competition, look here.

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September 22, 2014

The Ubiquity of Regret

The Ubiquity of Regret

To read the study in the New York Times about regret, go here. For more from Adam Phillips on FOMO, go here. Or to read DZ’s piece on regret versus remorse at Mockingbird, go here.

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September 2, 2014

Avengers Disassemble!

Avengers Disassemble!

For further reading on Friday Night Lights, check out “The Pastoral Ministry of Eric Taylor“. For further reading on the grief survey DZ noted, check out “Blessed Are Those Who Mourn (And Aren’t Clobbered by Platitudes and Advice)”

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August 17, 2014

The Black Billowing Sail

The Black Billowing Sail

To read more from the New York Times piece Dave referenced, click here. To read the New Yorker article about Robin Williams, click here.

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July 27, 2014

Furious Psychic Propulsion

Furious Psychic Propulsion

To read the quoted Deresiewicz article on the zombification of Ivy League schools, click here. And for the Mary Gaitskill conversion quote, look here.

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July 6, 2014

Counting Calories and Crashing Planes

Counting Calories and Crashing Planes

On the ineffectiveness of calorie counting DZ referenced, look here. For the “Law According to Netflix” reference, go here. And for the Roger Scruton opening quote, read it in context here.

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June 15, 2014

Optimizing the Sabbath

Optimizing the Sabbath

For more about Ann Burnett’s research into Christmas card letters, click here. To read one of the articles about rest referenced in the sermon, click here. For the excerpt from Saul Bellow’s Henderson the Rain King, go here. For more about Erin Callan’s testimony about losing her job at Lehman Brothers, go here.

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May 27, 2014

Prescriptions of Description

Prescriptions of Description

To read the article mentioned on W.H. Auden from the New York Review of Books, go here.

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May 4, 2014

The Last Sacrament of Love

The Last Sacrament of Love

To read the Heinrich Heine quote, go here. To read The Onion article reference in the sermon, go here. To read the story about Amanda Beard, click here.

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