Christian, Stop Sharing Fake News (Recommended Articles)

Fake News

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

“A Time To Speak” Live Stream Event (John Piper, Matt Chandler, Thabiti Anyabwile, Ed Steltzer, Bryan Lorrits, Etc.)

“In light of recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, Cleveland, and New York, 11 Christian pastors and leaders are gathering Dec. 16 at the historic Lorraine Motel and National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis for A Time to Speak, a live stream event focusing on race, the church and where to go from here.” [Source]

highly suggest you “attend” this event.

Sign up and view the event from this link (<– this is the same link for the now archived video — updated Dec. 19, 2014).

RECOMMENDED: A Decision in Ferguson: How Should Evangelicals Respond? by Ed Stetzer

Read this article by Ed Stetzer: A Decision in Ferguson: How Should Evangelicals Respond?

Here are some of my thoughts (originally shared via Twitter) that I’d like to share with you.