In this post Matt Smethurst comments, “Cynicism. It’s now in the air we breathe, the thoughts we indulge, the words we whisper, the comments we post. Is this really avoidable, though? There’s so much to be disillusioned about, after all, and we’ve been let down countless times. No wonder we’re here — donning emotional Kevlar, trying to shield ourselves from yet another encounter with broken trust. Cynicism has become so ubiquitous that when we want to ask a genuine question, we feel we must preface it with the words, “Genuine question . . .” Ever noticed that? As if insincerity is the norm and we must signal, “Okay, please take this one seriously.” We don’t trust media outlets. We don’t trust politicians. We don’t trust institutions. We don’t trust authorities. Suffice it to say, we are in a crisis of trust.” Then, he argues that this cynicism can be answered with love a a theology of hopefulness.
“Your truth’ also puts an incredible, self-justifying burden on the individual. If we are all self-made projects whose destinies are wholly ours to discover and implement, life becomes a rat race of performative individuality. “Live your truth” autonomy is thus as exhausting as it is incoherent,” notes Brett McCracken in this post.
With a weekly blog post entitled “Around the Horn” it would be hard not to share a post that references Moneyball, a baseball movie based on true events. More importantly, a post that highlights the value of a “we” mentality in the church.