Unintentionally timely. This week my sermon happened to be on truthfulness, honesty, and integrity.
We live in a society and culture in which truthfulness is severely under attack and corroding quickly.
We can look at our political scene — where this word ‘post-truth’ largely originates — where we have this odd paradox between the rise of fact-checkers and yet the reality that very little seem to care about those facts. We live in our social media echo chambers and simply choose to believe whatever we find convenient. We use to say, ‘You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts.’ Now it seems like everyone can have their own facts too. ‘Truth’ is flexible and agenda driven.
~ Sermon (An Integrity that Needs No Oaths, James 5:12), South City Church
As Christians, we must be those who resist such things, not succumb to them. #FakeNews #AlternativeFacts
Facts Are Our Friends: Why Sharing Fake News Makes Us Look Stupid and Harms Our Witness, by Ed Stetzer
‘Alternative Facts’ and Christians as Gullible Skeptics, by Trevin Wax