Modern Trials to Our Ancient Faith : When Cynicism is ‘Sin-a-cism’
Cynicism was once a school of ancient Greek philosophy that promoted virtue and living in simple agreement with nature. Like many words that once held a different meaning, cynicism today means skepticism, jaded negativity, and a general distrust of the integrity and motive of others. Sin means to “fall short” or “miss the mark.” How do the two relate? What about modern cynicism can cause us to think and live in a way that makes us fall short of how we should think and live? What is the difference between skepticism, or healthy skepticism, and cynicism? How does cynicism affect the mind and heart? This week we will address these questions and more as we explore this prevalent attitude of much of society.
Start Time: 11:30 (class typically runs until 12:30 but people are free to join and leave whenever they wish
· John 1:43-51
· 1 Corinthians 1:22-25
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