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Submitted by minister on July 1, 2009 - 11:00am
Match Ten from the 2008-09 sermon season. Try matching each item in PART A with a corresponding sermon reference in PART B. Answers found below. PART A 1. Charles Darwin's Grandfather 2. An Aesop fable idea 3. Easter 4. It's a racket! 5. It comes down to the unpleasant fact that a significant number of our fellow citizens are now as greedy and gullible as boxful of puppies. 6. What increases or diminishes . . . the power of activity in the body . . . helps or hinders the power of thought in our mind. 7. Randy Pausch 8. A James Hillman teaching 9. It's a wonderful life. 10. Charles Hartshorne PART B C. Christianism is a subterfuge of divine war elements whose altar table is made ready for the sacrifice of human beings. D. Should our culture reward those who mostly work with highest efficiency and least personal expenditure? E. Are some people worth more dead than alive? Is this the perverse teaching of our culture? F. picture of a sheep G. Do you know what's really there in Revelation? H. Most of what we learn, we learn indirectly or through head fakes. I. Birds sing for more than two reasons: for establishing territory, for attracting mates, and for the pleasure of singing and hearing their own throats sing. J. Baruch de Spinoza K. The full appreciation of the fully realized and lived now. L. The Unitarian Church is a featherbed for fallen Christians. ANSWERS 1. L. He said it. Remember this quotation. 2. D. See The Tortoise and the Hare 3. K. Crump's definition of Easter on Easter Sunday. 4. G. A rapture racket. That's what the rapture is according to Barbara Rossing in The Rapture Exposed. The rapture is not in the book of Revelation. 5. F. Mark Slouka in his Harper's Magazine article gave our minister the idea to show the congregation a sheep, another example of gullibility. 6. J. â€œWhatsoever increases or diminishes, helps or hinders the power of activity in our body, the idea thereof increases or diminishes, helps or hinders the power of thought in our mind.â€ That's Spinoza. 7. H. from The Last Lecture 8. C. from his A Terrible Love of War 9. E. George Bailey considered such an idea, but others helped him realize he meant more to his friends and family than money could ever buy. 10. I. He was a process theologian, Unitarian, and a fine ornithologist.