Kingdom values have helped bring radical transformation in society precisely when Christians understood their calling to be salt and light in the public square.
Telecinco accused a pastor of pederasty. “The information was false”, they said in the noon news. “We thank God because the truth has finally shone”, evangelicals point out.
What is the attitude of the parties / candidates towards freedom of religion for all, including in public? How will they make sure that people of all faiths and none can live together as good neighbours?
As Christians we have a responsibility to take a stand against propaganda and make sure we are bearers and channels of the truth.
In a context of confusion and flashy journalism, rigour becomes a precious value.
The most viewed television broadcaster falsely accused an evangelical pastor of pederasty.
Telecinco links the church leader to a police macro-operation against child pornography. Evangelical representatives ask the national tv broadcaster to rectify publicly.
The evangelical vote appeared to be largely with Viviane Morales, but her resignation from the presidential campaign has generated division. The two favourites, Iván Duque and Gustavo Petro, will fight it out for victory in the second round.
Audio and video clips from individuals have been key features in a number of scandals in the public square. Now a new type of video manipulation is going to make it harder to tell the real from the fake in the digital world.
The inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, is pessimistic about the future of the Internet. The lack of freedom and the concentration of power in “a handful of platforms” are not good signs.
Decisions are increasingly influenced by the fleeting diktat of popular opinion
The Bible gives us extensive guidance on how his heart functions, but there are many situations where we will also need that extra dimension of Spirit leading to help us apply the Bible to our current situation.
When ‘alternative facts’ take over from truth, a culture is in big trouble. What can we do as Christians?