Category Archives: apathy

The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Apathy)

Apathy — Even Bible-believing, church-going, Jesus-following people can become apathetic. I’m reminded of a portrait of Jesus with the caption “Lord, do you care?” The picture then has Jesus on the cross saying, “I care this much.”

My good friend Dr. Allan McKechnie and I used to teach a course called “The Integration of Psychology and Theology.” My job was to review the theological basics of the Christian faith. His job was to stand up and say, “SO WHAT?” In other words, what are the practical ramifications of the doctrines we hold dear?

Today’s Challenge: Ask “SO WHAT?” as you think about living today with passion and love and courage. And don’t give an inch to apathy!

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Posted by on May 23, 2020 in apathy


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Posted by on July 26, 2018 in apathy


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Time for a Great Cartoon! (apathy)

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Our church just held our missions conference with the title “WHO REALLY CARES?” In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, a visiting missionary to France challenged us to genuinely care about world missions.

But apathy seems to be our default setting in spiritual matters, doesn’t it? Our affections Screenshot 2015-11-16 05.58.26are all messed up. We care deeply about things that don’t matter and little about things that are eternal.

I recently unit-read the book of 2 Corinthians and was impressed by the statement in chapter 10 verse 5- “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of Screenshot 2015-11-16 05.57.08God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”  Might we paraphrase this verse for today as “We demolish apathy and every emotion that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every feeling to make it obedient to Christ”?

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Posted by on December 10, 2015 in apathy


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