On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins, and Jason Duesing discuss fighting against cynicism and for joy, along with his book, Mere Hope: Life in an Age of Cynicism (B&H, 2018)

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Preaching the gospel to ourselves and fighting against cynicism.
  • How being in community in the local church helps Christians fight against cynicism and for joy.
  • The danger of platform building, Christian stewardship, social media, and ministering for God’s glory alone.
  • Why cynicism is so destructive.
  • How C.S. Lewis helps Christians learn to fight against cynicism and for joy.
  • The four directions of mere hope.
  • How John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress can help Christians facing hard situations but needing encouragement to be of good cheer.
  • How growing in our understanding of the person and work of Jesus helps God’s people learn to fight against cynicism.
  • How having the proper perspective as Christians helps them have the proper perspective so that they will remain in gospel hope.
  • How our ambition should align with the ambitious hope of the Bible.
  • How Carl Henry’s teaching on the Christian life being a life-view helps Christians fight against cynicism.

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