Category Archives: Cynicism

Why Pray? (10 reasons)

Why pray? Consider 10 reasons for praying. Continue reading

Posted in Christian life, Christian worldview, Christianity, Cynicism, Following Christ, Praise, Prayer, Public prayers, Walking with God, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

7 links worth seeing

US suicide rate increases; Why physics is not a discipline;… Continue reading

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Don’t let them drag you down

We don’t want to be in the group identified as “grumblers and faultfinders” (Jude 16). Continue reading

Posted in Antagonists, Bitterness, Church Leadership, Church membership, Complaining, Conflict, Contentment, Cynicism, Difficult people, Gospel-centered, Gratitude, Selfishness, Thankfulness | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Postmodern conversion

Humble, loving, truth-telling Christians in communities of mutual affection and honor provided the needed plausibility context for effective witness for Christ. “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other” (Romans 12:10, NLT). Continue reading

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God gives grace to the humble

If you know someone who has a habit of pointing out the sins of others… Continue reading

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Hope for the cynical

On a scale with cynicism at one end and sentimental optimism at the other, I have always been much closer to the cynicism pole. Continue reading

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Mocking the Bible

Seven considerations for those who mock the Bible based on strange Old Testament laws. Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Bible, Bible from God, Bibliology, Christian worldview, Cynicism, Ethics, Evil in the world, Fools, God's Will, Law, Legalism, Morality, Old Testament Law, Origin of Bible, Political Correctness, Scripture | 2 Comments

For those who battle discouragement

What should we do when maturity gives way to melancholy? Is it possible for restraint to be a cover up for disincentive or loss of motivation and hope? Can a sense of defeat lead to a deflated kind of resignation and then to cynicism and even bitterness? Continue reading

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When the facts expose the agenda

How do you respond when facts emerge to expose the deception behind agenda-driven news? Please don’t retreat into frustration that leads to inaction and non-participation. I realize that sometimes it’s hard to tell who is being honest. It’s appealing to … Continue reading

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A discouraged servant of God (action points)

We can learn a lot about discouragement and how to find our way out of it by looking closely at a great servant of God who reached a deep state of despondency. His name is Elijah and he became so … Continue reading

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