Wingfield points to a lack of real truthfulness that plagues America in both politics and religion today. We are shouting well-worn sound bites at each other from opposing platforms. Precious few of us are willing to step in the middle and facilitate dialogue, and those poor souls who do often get shot down from both sides. Rampant self-interest can lead to supporting lies and holding tight to particular stances that are not aligned with the Bible's ethics of justice and love.
The book begins with the important question, "What Is Truth?," and explores biblical truth on topics such as creation, race, climate change, evolution, Jesus and truth, liars in the Bible, and the truth-telling of the prophets. Final chapters look at the truth about who we are and what truth looks like in our current post-Trump era. A study guide is included to help facilitate group conversation about each chapter.
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|Publisher:||Augsburg Fortress, Publishers|
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Table of ContentsIntroduction: Does Anyone Care about Truth Anymore?
1 What Is Truth?
2 The Truth about God's Creation and Race
3 The Truth about the Bible and Climate Change
4 The Truth about the Bible and Evolution
5 The Truth about Liars in the Bible
6 Truth Telling as a Prophetic Vocation
7 Did Jesus Tell the Truth?
8 The Truth about Where We've Come From
9 Telling the Truth about Who We Are
10 Truth in a Post-Trump Era
Epilogue: What Motivates Us to Lie to Ourselves and Others?