Category Archives: Cynicism

Why Pray? (10 reasons)

Why pray? The question can be asked from different perspectives. Consider 10 reasons for praying. Continue reading

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7 links worth seeing

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

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Rob Bell and Oprah Winfrey on Homosexuality

How should we receive the words that Bell’s wife reads from his book? “Marriage, gay and straight, is a gift to the world because the world needs more not less. Love, fidelity, commitment, devotion and sacrifice.” Is this an authoritative word for us? On what do they base this moral and social conclusion? Do they respectfully endorse the freedom of others to disagree with them? 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

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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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