Cynicism, Legalism, and Then Antinomianism (Byers)

Christians are not immune to cynicism. There are plenty of Christians who are plenty cynical - myself included. And so this book ended up on my shelves way back in 2011: Faith without Illusions: Following Jesus as a Cynic-Saint by Andrew Byers. In fact, this book is still on my shelves because I still need… Continue reading Cynicism, Legalism, and Then Antinomianism (Byers)

Young, Restless, and Culturally Arrogant? (Part 2)

Here’s part two of this post: “Christians must become more adept at reaching the younger generations, but are those of us in those younger generations willing and able to reciprocate and bridge the cultural lines of our elders?  Are we striving to understand the struggles of those in their mid-forties rearing teenagers?  Are we making… Continue reading Young, Restless, and Culturally Arrogant? (Part 2)

Weeping, Lamenting, Worship

These are some great words to think about in the context of corporate worship and Christian lament, grief, and sorrow.  In this context, Andrew Byers is talking about the cries found in the Psalter. "At some point along the way the Western church stopped associating weeping with worship.  It probably occurred about the time we stopped reading… Continue reading Weeping, Lamenting, Worship

Cynicism in the Church

A friend of mine recently pointed out this book: Faith Without Illusions: Following Jesus as a Cynic-Saint by Andrew Byers (Downers Grove: IVP, 2011).  As you can probably tell from the quotes I post here on the blog, I'm a cynic to some extent, especially when it comes to the topic of the worldliness so… Continue reading Cynicism in the Church