“Live your truth.”
“Follow your heart.”
“God wants you to be happy.”
“You only live once.”
These phrases are more than empty platitudes. These nice-sounding lies are quickly becoming deeply held cultural beliefs that promise great freedom yet in reality heap up burdens we were not meant to bear.
On this episode we welcome Alisa Childers back to the podcast. Alisa joined us previously on episode 34 to talk about so-called ‘progressive Christianity.’ This time we’re talking about her latest book "Live Your Truth (and Other Lies): Exposing Popular Deceptions That Make us Anxious, Exhausted, and Self-Obsessed."
In this conversation we will talk about why catchy social media slogans are able to take root in our culture and in our churches, why these subtle lies bring us greater burdens rather than relief, and how we can escape false notions of what the Christian life looks like.
Along the way we’ll also talk about the power and pitfalls of social media, the critical difference between subjective and objective truth, and whether or not women are especially targeted by the ‘believe in yourself’ version of Christianity.
Be sure to check out the show notes and other resources for this episode at https://www.ReasonableTheology.org/YourTruth and learn more about Alisa’s work at https://www.AlisaChilders.com.
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