Don’t let cynicism and negativity take the upper hand. Good News is Real!

We are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives.Ephesians 2:10 - Believe the Good News! I am probably not the only social commentator who has noticed the insistent, persistent spirit of negativity, cynicism, and pessimism that seems …

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What do you mean, “if”? – Light, love, naiveté, and belief

All of these new things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and who gave us the ministry of reconciliation. In other words, God was reconciling the world to himself through Christ, by not counting people’s sins against them. He has trusted us with this message of reconciliation. So we are ambassadors who …

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Let’s kick the knee-jerk cynicism habit

I'm glad I write for Wake Forest Today; it really is a privilege to be engaged in this ongoing conversation with our new community. But today's column makes me long for a voice in one of the national news outlets. I feel that what I have to say is that important. Today's column, in a nutshell, argues that knee-jerk cynicism …

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the daily choice involved in faith

This brochure (image to right) has been staring me in the face at my writing desk for the past couple of days. I'm preparing to head into the mountains between Nashville and Knoxville, for a weekend focused on the idea of this "Life-charged life," talking with a group of United Methodist men about what it …

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peace and concern on a Saturday night

There is something deeply peaceful and affirmingly right about Saturday evenings at our home. I think maybe it's the mixture of hard work and good faith, and how everything seems to come together in a special kind of beauty. It's simple, really. I'm at my desk, working on some writing assignment and preparing to teach …

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