Thursday, December 05, 2019

Heroes of the Faith

(Links to all available episodes will appear at the bottom of this post)

For the next year or so, I'm going to be using my Thursday slot to upload one of my favorite collections of my church-based sermon work to my blog: my long-running series of meditations/lectures on the lives and legacies of some of the greatest heroes of the Christian faith. I don't have much crossover between my weekly church/sermon content and my writing content here on this blog, but this is one section of that corpus of work that I've wanted to make more widely accessible for some time. Among my core group of parishioners at my church, this series is by far the most popular of anything I've done. 

Each week I'll post a set of notes and quotes that accompanies a downloadable podcast of that particular talk: please note that the audio content (that is, the sermon podcast) is really the best and most helpful part of the resource. While the accompanying notes will be valuable in some small way, you'll get the most information and enjoyment out of these posts by listening to the audio, either right on your computer or downloaded to a playback device like an MP3 player or smartphone. Links to all available talks will be listed here at the bottom of this post, so this page will function as a "table of contents" as we proceed with the series.

These talks give the stories of some of the most influential "heroes of the faith" in the Christian tradition. I'll be posting them in roughly chronological order (beginning next week with the Maccabees, from the 16os BC), but some of these sermons were recorded earlier than others, and the quality may vary somewhat between them. We'll begin with a short introduction to the series, recorded back in 2011. Enjoy!

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