Fighting Cynicism (Keyes)

 I have to admit that sometimes my cynicism level gets too high. And it brings with it a nasty form of apathy. I'm not cynical about the truths of the Christian faith, the reality of God's existence, or the historic Christian church, but I am sometimes cynical about many other things. To combat this unhealthy… Continue reading Fighting Cynicism (Keyes)

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)

Young, Restless, and Culturally Arrogant? (Part 1)

Some younger Christians poke fun of the traditions and habits of older Christians and churches.  They say that the older Christians/churches are totally out of touch with society and therefore are neither “missional” nor “relevant” (to use evangelical buzzwords).  I appreciate how Andrew Byers discusses this.  Since this quote is a bit long I’ve put… Continue reading Young, Restless, and Culturally Arrogant? (Part 1)

Cynical About the Church? (Or: The Dog Always Died)

I’m sure many of our readers have heard much cynicism directed at the Christian church.  To be sure, the church is not perfect; God is perfect and his word is perfect, but the church is not (yet!).  So we have to deal with cynicism until Jesus comes again.  Dick Keyes talks about this well in… Continue reading Cynical About the Church? (Or: The Dog Always Died)

Fighting Cynicism

 Cynicism is one of those sinister attitudes that is prevalent in American culture and life.  Popular songs talk about being jaded, a cynical slant drives some sitcoms and comedy routines, and political talk shows take on the tenor of pessimism, negativity, and sarcasm - which draw millions of listeners who in turn learn cynicism from the… Continue reading Fighting Cynicism