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"Fake News" & "Fake Theology" Part 2

In the last post , I recommended a book by Abdu Murray Saving Truth:  Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-TruthWorld , that Pastor Tony Mansinho had sent to me.   Murray’s first chapter really struck me in the fact that just as “fake news” has played a major role in shifting a lot of public thinking even though it isn’t true, “fake theology” has enormous eternal consequences due to its lack of truth as well.   There was another matter brought up in Murray’s chapter “Confusion and the Church:   Seductions of a Post-Truth Mindset” when he described that almost immediately after the US Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that legalized same-sex marriage another article got widespread dissemination throughout social media.   The article claimed a lawsuit was pending that would outlaw the Bible as hate-speech in the US.   Murray said that when he started reading and digging into the story, he described that it only took about three minutes to get to the root of the det

"Fake News" & "Fake Theology"

I have no idea how I managed to get into the good graces of Pastor Tony Mansinho who pastors Calvary Apostolic Church in Pittsburgh, PA.   In about a five-month period, he has sent me more than 50 books that have been of excellent quality and not just fillers for a bookshelf.   He has also shared several pics of his personal library and it is composed of a wide range theological works that I am confident would be stimulating to any pastor-theologian.   One of the books that he sent me was by Abdu Murray, Saving Truth:  Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-TruthWorld , published by Zondervan.   I was not familiar with this author but once I started reading, the compelling nature of it did not allow it to be easily put down.   As I read, highlighted and made marginal notes, my mind began to run down the proverbial rabbit trail.   Murray spends time developing and proving the fact that the American church has lost its ability to think critically which in tur