This post of links worth reading focuses on the ongoing epistemological crisis of our day, particularly from the angle of a conservative Christian.
1. Trevin Wax makes a case that Christians are especially vulnerable to misinformation that supports their prior assumptions. He also argues we are called to be more vigilant than others to avoid spreading untruth and risking the credibility of the gospel.
2. At First Things, George Weigel goes after the idea that non-logical formulations can be supported from a theological perspective. We cannot play fast and loose with the truth, or the logic behind the truth.
3. At the Reformed African American Network, Jarvis Williams argues that racialized lenses for sifting through public facts often lead to justification of continued racial inequities. There is an epistemological problem in the justification of developing policies without engaging all the stakeholders. If we don't question our own biases, we can wind up with our own "alternative facts."
4. Ed Stetzer, writing for Christianity Today, argues that the Trump administration's loose grip of facts is raising concerns for the commitment to truth among Christians. We need to be, above all, people committed to truth.
5. Aaron Earls tackles the "whirlwind of alternative facts" again commending Christians to remain faithful to the concept of truth. The cultural left has opened the gates to rejecting truth, but the cultural right should resist the urge to use that bad epistemology to gain and excercise power.