Posts Tagged ‘truth online’


The exaggeration epidemic: could you be infected?

evangelism, honesty online, transparency online, authenticity online, sharing Christ online

Are you keeping it real or laying it on thick?

The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful. Prov. 12:22

by Toni Birdsong
Let’s just call it what it is: cajolery, flattery, smooth talk, snowing, buttering up, or just good ol’ brown nosing. The truth remains that insincerity (however unintentional) is part of the verbal currency of the digital landscape. And while flattering words can win you friends and fans online, this kind of daily digital banter can be risky business for a Christ follower.

While exaggeration has been part of social hierarchies since the beginning of time, it paints a spiritually destructive layer of duplicity over our hearts. It’s often easy to rationalize the amplification of the truth but, by definition, exaggeration really is lying . . .

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