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Moving Beyond Cynicism Article by Michael Gulker https://colossianforum.org/2016/09/07/moving-beyond-cynicism/ Challenging the temptation toward cynicism around politics, this article uses Psalm 139 to urge a more hopeful posture to be in the presence of a God. Resource type: Article Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: Michael Gulker

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Cynicism Ain't All Bad, Is It? Article by Bruce Reyes-Chow http://day1.org/2411-the_rev_bruce_reyeschow_cynicism_aint_all_bad_is_it In this article, Bruce Reyes-Chow argues that while we must acknowledge that brokenness will always be present in our lives on Earth, we must not let cynicism hold us back from healing the pain around us. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: Bruce Reyes-Chow

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Encouragement vs. Cynicism: An Easter Reflection Article by Romanus Cessario http://www.hprweb.com/2013/04/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

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J.K. Rowling’s work tells us goodness can emerge from the most unexpected of places. Article by Jim McDermott https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2016/07/29/jk-rowlings-work-tells-us-goodness-can-emerge-most-unexpected-places This Catholic article looks at the Harry Potter series through the lens of Ignatian spirituality, suggesting that they push back against the temptation to cynicism and despair. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Jim McDermott

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Living Letters and the “nones” Article by Dennis R. Edwards https://www.missioalliance.org/living-letters-and-the-nones/ This blog post is about the growing cynicism toward Christianity, and the responsibility that Christians have to become "living love letters" to people who consider themselves a part of the "none" group of religious affiliations. Resource type: Article Source: Missio Alliance Author: Dennis R. Edwards

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The Virtue of Dreaming and Doing Article https://onbeing.org/blog/the-virtue-of-dreaming-and-doing/ As the United Nations prepares for its 71st session, Mohammed Fairouz honors the courage of those who came before us to make vows and asks us to step beyond our cynicism to achieve peace (Isaiah 2:4).... Resource type: Article Source: On Being

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Is There Any Value to Institutions and Traditions? Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/838 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

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A New Perspective Sermon (Complete) by Hugh L. Eichelberger http://day1.org/894-a_new_perspective Many people are crippled by cynicism, despair, and depression. This sermon on Mark 4:26-34 proclaims the power of the gospel to liberate people into a perspective of possibility. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Hugh L. Eichelberger

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Navigating the Mess of Ministry Sermon (Complete) https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/navigating-mess-ministry-cameron-lee/ 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

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I Want to Feel Again Article by Tod Bolsinger https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/i-want-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

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Cynicism: Frostbite of the Soul Sermon Illustration by Scott Sernau http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2009/june/5062909.html 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

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Faith Versus Cynicism Sermon Illustration by Unknown http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2008/june/6060908.html This sermon illustration depicts a scene from the film "Love's Unfolding Dream" that demonstrates two outcomes from personal tragedy: lonely cynicism or peace through a reliance on God. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Unknown

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Full Text Hymns on Cynicism Happy Is the One©
When the Son of God Was Dying©
A Friend To ManPD
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Overcoming Cynicism About the Church Sermon Illustration by Dick Staub http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2003/august/14534.html A sermon illustration that includes an author's testimony about her cynicism and its spiritual dangers. She writes about finding a church and the moment that helped her overcome her judgmental spirit. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Dick Staub

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The Sad State of Retired Athletes, Wedding Dress Made of Divorce Shows Marriage Cynicism, and the New Face of Poverty Sermon Illustration by Mathew Woodley https://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2013/may/8051313.html Highlighting themes of fame, idols, divorce, marriage, poverty, morality, aging, parenthood, and selfishness, this is a collection of sermon illustrations made from news stories about cynical wedding dresses, poverty in the suburbs, and more. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Preaching Today Author: Mathew Woodley

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Sermon Illustrations on Trouble Sermon Illustration https://thepastorsworkshop.com/sermon-illustrations-2/sermon-illustrations-trouble/ This list of sermon illustrations explores the nature of real problems in our lives and how God answers our prayers when we are in trouble. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The Pastor's Workshop

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Disrupt With Mercy Audio/Video by Scotty Smith http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/disrupt-with-mercy Explaining the relationship between getting angry and caring about justice, this video featuring Scotty Smith discusses how salvation confronts injustice. 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

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Restoring Creation Article by Tommy Givens https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/restoring-creation-reflections-laudato-si/ A professor writes, in this essay, about the meaning of restoring creation and its relevance to the mission of Christians. He includes reflections on Pope Francis's Laudato Si. Resource type: Article Source: Fuller Studio Author: Tommy Givens

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How Tender, Loving Male Friendships Can Save Us from Toxic Masculinity Article by Tony Liu https://onbeing.org/blog/tony-liu-how-tender-loving-male-friendships-can-save-us-from-toxic-masculinity/ Why don’t we value a masculinity that embraces tenderness and care? Tony Liu shares the life-affirming joy of his male friendships, and how they opened him to the possibility of a masculinity that is more nourishing. Resource type: Article Source: On Being Author: Tony Liu

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When We Think About God Audio/Video by Chris Woznicki https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/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

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Romantics, Cynics, and Shalom at the Movies Article by Mary Hulst https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2005/12/16/romantics-cynics-and-shalom-at-the-movies/ Faced with a number of movies which are quite content to embrace the pessimism of Ecclesiastes, Mary Hulst reminds us of that book's place in the larger story, one where God's shalom triumphs over our cynicism. Resource type: Article Source: Perspectives Journal Author: Mary Hulst

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