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There is a crisis of knowledge that we are all experiencing. It seems that nobody trusts what anybody else is saying. In politics and in the media, on social networks, there has been an increasing inability to discern truth.
What causes us to explore conspiracy theories?
How can we know when someone is telling a half-truth for political ends?
What is the way forward for Christians as we try to navigate a world full of information but not much wisdom?
Our guest is Bonnie Kristian, who writes about these issues in her book, Untrustworthy: The Knowledge Crisis Breaking Our Brains, Polluting Our Politics, and Corrupting Christian Community (Brazos Press, 2022), which has won the “Award of Merit” in Christianity Today’s 2023 Book Awards. (Get your copy from Hearts & Minds Bookstore, (717) 246-3333. Mention “Reintegrate” for 20% off).
Bonnie is an experienced journalist who writes opinion pieces on foreign policy, religion, electoral politics, and more. She has a column at Christianity Today. She is also a contributing fellow at Defense Priorities, a foreign policy think tank. She was deputy editor at The Week. A graduate of Bethel Seminary, she lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and twin sons.
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