I have long held to the “truth where you find it” stance — my point being that God is big enough to speak to the Christian through persons or experiences that s/he would not ordinarily expect — ya know, that whole sovereignty thing.

In raising that point here, I have been lambasted on several occasions by those who take umbrage with it.  Generally it’s been by those who state that I am saying that if person A speaks any truth, then you can believe everything that person A says.  (That’s not what I’m saying, but I’m willing to have an open mind on the issues of others knowing better what’s on my heart than I do myself.)

Let’s assume that my critics are right.  Here’s a list of “safe” places that you can get truth from:

  • Fox News — the channel that brought us the anchor-babe, whose site’s front page currently contains stories titled “Megan Fox Gets Dirty” and “Get In Bed With Marilyn” and a weekly contribution from Maxim magazine.
  • Christianity Today — the magazine that has, on many occasions, shown left-of-center theology
  • Pravda — the Russian newspaper whose translation (”truth”) is usually the height of irony

You may note that the links that I provided don’t go to the actual sites that I listed.  Rather, they go to articles on the front pages of C?N and Slice.

But feel free to go to the actual sites, too.  And feel free to consume and believe everything on those sites. They are, after all, now included in the “discernment” magisterium.

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1   M.G.    
June 1st, 2009 at 4:27 pm

So SoL is now responsible for distributing what is essentially Russian propoganda under the guise of discernment?

Really?

2   Aaron    
June 1st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

well, given all the other crap SoL puts out, Russian propaganda would be pretty low on their budget….

3   Rick Frueh    http://judahslion.blogspot.com/
June 3rd, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Here is some truth that we can find.

On June 13, 2007 a seminar called “‘Ikon: forging a faith community with/out God” was held in Belfast with Peter Rollins the primary speaker at the event. After his lecture he entertained some questions.

A man named Cecil Andrews from Take Heed ministries from Belfast attended the lecture. At the end Andrews gives this account:

” I pressed him (Rollins) to state whether he believed that Christ’s death was an atoning, redeeming substitutionary sacrifice to save sinners. He was honest enough to admit that he had not come to a final conclusion on that – ‘the jury was still out’.”

We need not go to Pravda for error, make your reservations for the upcoming conference “Poets, Prophets and Preachers: Recalling the Art of the Sermon.” Peter Rollins will be filling the Mars Hill pulpit.

I am sure the “jury was still out” phrase means I believe it with certainty.

4   Sandman    
June 3rd, 2009 at 1:49 pm

To what degree does one dirty oneself in trying to dig up dirt on another?

There is merit to what you say, Brendt.
Truth is truth, wherever you find it. But it doesn’t mean that source will always be truthful.

I think you intentionally left it unsaid, and let the sites you listed do the talking, that finding the truth in strange places needs to be tempered with a few other things like:

Consider the source.

The best lies usually contain the most truth.

Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don’t.

5   Julie    http://www.loneprairie.net
June 3rd, 2009 at 3:48 pm

There’s an excellent treatise on the concept of liars, lies always being based in some kind of truth, and liars giving excessive detail in an episode of “Psych”, about the only TV show I watch anymore.

I kid you not.

On any of it.