Suggestions for Personal Reflection, Group Discussion, and Taking Action for the book: WHAT ON EARTH? Considering the Social Implications of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

Chapter 1 - What’s the BIG IDEA? What do you think E. Stanley Jones meant by calling the Sermon “A working philosophy of life.”I claim that “the typical gospel of the contemporary evangelical narrative is predominantly individualistic.” It tells us only how to be forgiven and be more spiritual, yet leaves out the component of …

5-Minute Meditations on the Sermon on the Mount (Chapter 10 & 11 of WHAT ON EARTH? a book by Barney Wiget)

https://videopress.com/v/MoZ5gkF3?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Suggestions for Personal Reflection, Group Discussion, and Taking Action for: Chapters 10 & 11 of WHAT ON EARTH? / The Groan of the Godly & The Collective “Ouch!” Explain how the first Beatitude leads to the second.We contend that tears shed in grief, uncertainty, confusion, and fear can be “good tears.” Agree or disagree? Why?Where else in …

Character vs Consumerism

“When Milton Bradley introduced The Game of LIFE in 1860, just before the Civil War, the goals of the board game were to attain virtues like honesty, honor, and bravery and to avoid vices such as crime, disgrace, and idleness. Since rebranding in the 1960s, the goal has been simply to get rich by amassing …

5-Minute Meditations on the Sermon on the Mount (Chapter 9 of WHAT ON EARTH? a book by Barney Wiget)

Suggestions for Personal Reflection, Group Discussion, and Taking Action for: Chapter 9 of WHAT ON EARTH? / "Blessed are the Broken" • Merton says, “humility alone can destroy the self-centeredness that makes joy impossible.” How does that work? • “To a social order that worships strength and decries weakness, where the rich and famous loom over the poor …

5-Minute Meditations on the Sermon on the Mount (Chapter 8 of WHAT ON EARTH? a book by Barney Wiget)

Suggestions for Personal Reflection, Group Discussion, and Taking Action for:Chapter 8 of WHAT ON EARTH? / The Utterly Upside-Down Attitudes We contend that there is an “intentional sequence” of Beatitudes. Do you agree?  In which of the Beatitudes do you see “vulnerability”?“Since most of their legislative decisions have moral implications, we must, in good conscience, support those candidates …

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