Sermons & Series

David Zahl
May 13, 2013

A Face Only A Mother Could Love

A Face Only A Mother Could Love

To read Ruth Whippman’s NY Times op-ed on mother-daughter guilt DZ reads from, go here. For more information about the happiness/wellbeing studies that are cited in the sermon, click here.  

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April 30, 2013

The Difference Between a Period and a Comma

The Difference Between a Period and a Comma

“Awakened,” poem by Czeslaw Milosz The Juliet Club write-up  DZ’s write-up of the NY Times op-ed

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April 9, 2013

Doubts About Doubt

Doubts About Doubt

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April 1, 2013

Don’t Forget to Remember

Don't Forget to Remember

http://www.mbird.com/2011/06/mary-karr-questions-her-motives/

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March 18, 2013

Performancism and Plums

Performancism and Plums

To read the full John Fitzgerald Page exchange, click here. To read Erin Callan’s column for The NY Times, “Is There Life After Work?”, click here. To read the excerpt from Mary Karr’s Cherry, click here.

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February 11, 2013

Maintaining the Beast

Maintaining the Beast

A couple of the resources mentioned in the sermon: To read all about “The Harsh, Hopeful Ballad of Urban Meyer”, click here. To watch the footage of the Ridgeway trial, go here.

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January 20, 2013

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

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December 30, 2012

A Big White Sheet of Paper

A Big White Sheet of Paper

You can read/view most of the Calvin and Hobbes comics referenced in the sermon by clicking here. The quote from George Eliot’s “Janet’s Repentance” is: “Perhaps he had some message of comfort, different from the feeble words she had been used to hear from others.  She was tired, she was sick of that barren exhortation […]

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December 17, 2012

When the Bad Thing Is Already Happening

When the Bad Thing Is Already Happening

A few of the resources mentioned in the sermon: Ross Douthat’s “Loss of the Innocents” column from The NY Times. Charles Dickens’ Christmas novella “The Haunted Man”. The first episode of NBC’s Parenthood that was referenced is called “Everything Is Not Okay” and you can download it from iTunes by clicking here. The second episode […]

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November 19, 2012

Lifeblows, Deathblows, and Glorified McMansions

Lifeblows, Deathblows, and Glorified McMansions

A couple of the illustrations referenced in the sermon include: Poem 816 – Emily Dickinson A Death blow is a Life blow to Some Who till they died, did not alive become– Who had they lived, had died but when They died, Vitality begun.

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