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Cynicism Ain't All Bad, Is It? Bruce Reyes-Chow explains his belief that cynicism can actually be a helpful feeling from time to time, but is should never be what fuels your life. Hope, love, and new life are far more important than... Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Bruce Reyes-Chow Encouragement vs. Cynicism: An Easter Reflection This article reflects on the seemingly harmless sin of many, the opposite of encouragement, cynicism. Cynicism seems fashionable, but the cynic easily loses sight of heavenly things. Looking to the resurrection of Christ is the antidote. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Romanus Cessario Is There Any Value to Institutions and Traditions? A transcript of a sermon by Arthur Landwehr on Ezekiel 34:11-24 that addresses the cynicism people feel towards tradition and institutions. Ezekiel speaks of the renewal of God's people (their tradition and his temple (the institution).... Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr I Want to Feel Again "Here's the problem of cynicism. If we are calloused, we believe everyone is." Tod Bolsinger reflects on the importance of moving from callousness to compassion so that we don't end up wounding others. Resource type: Article | Source: The High Calling | Author: Tod Bolsinger Come, Celebrate: A sermon series on the Prodigal Son God's desire to have a good party is an attribute of God we sometimes miss. There is an alternative to celebration---called cynicism. As Christians we face the choice between cynicism and joy every day. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Rolf Bouma A New Perspective Many people live lives crippled by cynicism, despair and depression. This sermon on Mark 4:26-34 proclaims the power of the gospel to liberate people from the prison of a negative perspective into a perspective of possibility. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Day1 | Author: Hugh L. Eichelberger “John Calvin Got a Bad Rap” Roger Kimball reflects on Marilyn Robinson's work, particularly on her deconstruction of cynicism and her generous understanding of those toward whom cynicism is directed. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching | Author: Roger Kimball Navigating the Mess of Ministry An audio-recorded sermon on 2 Corinthians 3:1-3, reflecting on the twin dangers of disillusionment and cynicism, church politics, and what the Corinthian church can teach ministers looking for the Spirit working in difficult congregations. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Fuller Studio Hope in God's Good Plan John van de Laar's reflection on Genesis 28:10-19a; Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19; Isaiah 44:6-8; Psalm 139:1-12,23-24; Psalm 86:11-17; Romans 8:12-25; and Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 celebrates God's good work in the world despite injustice and pain. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar Cynicism: Frostbite of the Soul This sermon illustration reflects on the danger of cynicism—especially in the life of believers who claim a "living hope." Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Scott Sernau Disrupt with Mercy Scotty Smith invites us not to cultivate cynicism, but good redemptive anger, and to disrupt with mercy. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: The Work of the People | Author: Scotty Smith Full Text Hymns on Cynicism Happy Is the One©
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Extending the Invitation A worship planning guide with prayers, hymns, reflections, and more, around the theme of evangelism. It is based on Revised Common Lectionary: Psalms 45 and 145, Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Zechariah 9:9-12, Matthew 11:16-30, and Romans... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar Telling Our Story to Children In this sermon transcript, Arthur Landwehr uses Deuteronomy 6:20-25; 10:12-20 to discuss the importance of teaching one's children about God's concern for justice and care for his people through stories. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Resurrection now Reflecting on the gospel resurrection narratives, John van de Laar emphasizes that Christ's resurrection is about not just a historical event or an expectation for the end of time, but new life available now and forever. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Sacredise | Author: John van de Laar Time to Get Up A sermon outline by Arthur Landwehr on Luke 5:20-24. Landwehr explores the tension between passivity and activity in salvation. It is Jesus who saves us, but we have the ability and the duty to respond to... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline | Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection | Author: Arthur Landwehr Parenting Virtues Today "...as we parent with Christian intentionality , we may be advanced in holiness by our children and shaped into new creations embodying hope, humility, and hospitality." Resource type: Article | Source: The Christian Reflection Project | Author: David L. Johns Trump’s Inauguration and Conflicted Hope in a Divided Christianity Originally published just before the 2016 US presidential inauguration, this piece by Billy Honor reflects on Isaiah 9:1-4, offering the prophet's words to conflicted Israel as a hopeful model for a divided America. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Day1 | Author: Billy Michael Honor When We Think About God Chris Woznicki says that a lot of cynicism and skepticism about politics, family, culture, and the church comes from lack of critical thinking. Theology done well says something to the world about who God actually is.... Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Fuller Studio | Author: Chris Woznicki Christmas in Fear This article wrestles with how to celebrate Christmas as a season of light and joy in such a fearful time. We might find inspiration in an ancient Bishop's sermon on King Herod's murder of infants. Resource type: Article | Source: The Yale ISM Review | Author: Susan K. Roll
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