Sermons & Series

David Zahl
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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October 28, 2012

Nuggets of Need and the Fans Who Love Them

Nuggets of Need and the Fans Who Love Them

You always said people don’t do what they believe in, they just do what’s most convenient, then they repent And I always said, “Hang on to me, baby, And let’s hope that the roof stays on” -Bob Dylan, “Brownsville Girl To read the Harvard Ichtus piece quoted in the sermon, go here. For the ESPN […]

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September 9, 2012

Everything Well

Everything Well

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August 12, 2012

The Rice of Life

The Rice of Life

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July 22, 2012

Rest for the Restless (and the Rest of Us)

Rest for the Restless (and the Rest of Us)

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