Word of the Year 2016: Post-Truth Christians Too?

As Archippuses on assignment, we must be careful to discern that we are not merely desiring to be nice to all at the expense of the truth. Our kingdom assignments must be firmly grounded upon kingdom foundations of truth and righteousness.

One Day At A Time

fullsizerender-9 The Straits Times, 17 Nov 2016. Each year, Oxford Dictionaries will pick a word to describe the trend or sentiments of that year. And it has just been announced that the Word of the Year2016is post-truth,an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’.

The prefix post- used to refer to a timeafter a specified situation or era. However, in recent years, it has been modified to mean ‘unimportant’ or ‘irrelevant’. In other words, post-truth literally means that truth is no longer important; or worse yet, no longer relevant.

Although mostlyassociated with Brexit and the recently concluded American elections, one cannot help but wonder if this sentimentis applicable beyond the arena ofpolitics? In community? In relationships?

What about the Church?

Noticeably, in the past decade, there has beena…

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