Cutting through the Noise: Truth and Discernment in the 21st Century: Mar. 6

Does truth matter?

As our “knowledge” doubles in size every few months and we are constantly inundated with the noise of social media, news outlets, and the relentless stream of facts and opinion, many feel overwhelmed. What is true? Which facts matter? What can we trust—and how do we learn to trust it? These may be questions of wisdom more than data, discerning more than liking, seasoned practice more than quick judgment.

You are invited to join us for a public lecture by Dr. Fred Aquino, professor of theology and a recognized specialist in the study of knowledge. Keenly aware of the unique challenges of the 21st century, Dr. Aquino finds the teachings and practices of ancient Christian monastics provide surprising help for those of us today who find ourselves bewildered by the competing truth claims all around us.

The lecture is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us for this delightful and informative evening.

March 6, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Room 114, College of Biblical Studies,
Abilene Christian University
Hosted by the Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts

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The mission of the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry is to offer resources and best practices for leading congregational communities in pursuit of God’s mission the world and to provide avenues for the spiritual formation of Christian leaders. In doing so, the institute promotes constructive and collaborative relationships between churches and Abilene Christian University. The Church portion of the CHARIS site is one of the Siburt Institute’s many resources.

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Author:  Publish Date: January 19, 2018


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