Must Read Monday: Harvard’s Truth, Evangelicalism and Russian TrollsFebruary 19, 2018
Harvard labels African-American Christian female speaker a purveyor of homophobic hate
Note the collision of worldviews in this story: is this is a story about gender, race, religion, free speech, truth, higher education or something else? In our Oprah-inspired “speak your own truth” culture, why isn’t Jackie Hill-Perry’s personal story considered legit? Why is she not believed when she says God saved her from a life of same-sex attraction?
My takeaway: it’s okay to reject the witness of a black woman if she’s bearing testimony that happens to be authentically Christian. God help us.
To be more fully equipped for this conversation, read/follow Rosario Butterfield.
Considering leaving evangelicalism? What about sticking around to change it?
The term evangelical is the subject of national studies, surveys, news stories, books and now conferences. Should we get a new term, should we disassociate from it or should we seek to reclaim its original meaning? This personal story of one individual’s experience is illustrative of one part of the conversation we need to be having. What’s your story and what’s your current relationship with the term evangelical?
Were you one of the unwitting Americans deceived by Russian trolls?
The evidence is in: Russian trolls meddled in the U.S. election by getting Americans to pass along fake news stories via their social media accounts. Opportunities for conversation today include:
- Your personal approach to social media: both as a creator and curator of information
- Your commitment to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth
- What it feels like to be duped and used