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Prisoners of hope in a bad news world

© September 20, 2018 | Schulter Etyang Recently, I had the not so enviable and challenging task of trying to convince a Christian about God’s goodness. I tell you, this person was negative, cynical and bitter. Their words were incendiary and their emotions all over the place. Their kids are acting up and they are blaming everyone for their misery. Me trying to convince them that God is good and that God is fighting their corner didn’t end well. The accusation was thrown at me that I had not experienced what they are going through. The reason why I indicate this person is a Christian is the irony they embodied – they are of the faith that professes good news in a cynical world, and yet, they are as cynical as the world they live in. And as Jenny would tell you, I don’t back down from such fights. I take them on, sometimes, to the detriment of the situation or even relationship. I cannot stand Christians who are negative and cynical. Why? They confuse …