JANUARY 7 2018
Service Begins at 10:00 AM

THE STATUS OF TRUTH IN AN ERA OF FAKE NEWS

SPEAKER:   Dr. Donald Musser
WORSHIP LEADER:   Judy Raymond

Truth, a frustrating and elusive commodity in these vitriolic and partisan times. We all claim to value the truth, but we all see through different eyes. And we all have different context filters.

A major newspaper editor recently wrote an Op. Ed. in the NY Times claiming that good journalists double-check the “facts” before reporting the “truth.”  We are indebted to these careful writers who report “real news.”  But, in fact, all “facts” are filtered through human thought processes that are subject to error and unintended bias.  This talk will claim that the best we can do is claim “mellow certainty.”  Truths change.  We must be open to “alternative” truths based on personal experience, new data, and developing contexts.  “Time has a way of changing everything; truth has a way of changing all the time” (Waylon Jennings).

Dr. Musser, a Mosaican favorite of long standing, will share his perspectives. Come share your truth and your presence. All are welcome. Even if your truths are a little different.

Our service begins at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning.