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My Seven Favorite (Heretical Crazy-Talk) Videos of 2009

As the year draws to a close and people everywhere begin reflecting on their favorite things from 2009, I’d like to offer you something a little different. During the year I dug up the following videos and filed them away for just such an occasion as this. So here are my top seven picks for “heretical crazy-talk video of the year”:

Number 7: Rick Warren on the “Gospel of Doing”…

Pastor Warren explaining to his congregation all of the things they have to “do” if they want to get to heaven:

Number 6: Bill Hybels on “Holy Motivation”…

Pastor Hybels explains how getting angry…

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Another Week Ends: Kierkegaard, Suicidal Pastors, Andre Agassi, Rick Warren, Weezer, Julian C, BSG

Another Week Ends: Kierkegaard, Suicidal Pastors, Andre Agassi, Rick Warren, Weezer, Julian C, BSG

1. A very interesting blog post over at the NY Times entitled, “Kierkegaard, Despair and Depression”, the final paragraph of which is really something (ht Jeff Dean):

Each of us is subject to the weather of our own moods. Clearly, Kierkegaard thought that the darkling sky of his inner life was very much due to his father’s morbidity. But the issue of spiritual health looms up with regard to the way that we relate to our emotional lives. Again, for Kierkegaard, despair is not a feeling, but an attitude, a posture towards ourselves. The man who did not become Caesar, the…

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The Gravity of the Law

The Gravity of the Law

In a recent Atlantic.com article entitled Class Dismissed, Sandra Tsing Loh, through a book review of Paul Fussell’s Class: A Guide Through the American Status System, offers an interesting analysis of the current financial situation which, in and of itself, is an interesting and entertaining read.

However, for our purposes, it works better as (yet) another example of how an attempt to craft a particular identity for oneself through conscientious consumption (biodiesel anyone?)–what is known theologically as relying on “works of the law”–is not only futile, but ultimately leads to disillusionment, despair and, whats worse, debt.

Here are a few quotes to…

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