LTS Teach-In: The Future of Dialogue in the Church and Theological Education in the Post-Truth Era

Sponsored by a Grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning Theology and Religion

Monday, February 22, 2021

6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. ET

Civil discourse and dialogue have been complicated by the rise of conspiracy theories, cultish movements, “alternative facts,” and intentional gaslighting and lies that are misleading the public, including congregation members. This has led to a rupture of the public square and even in congregational life. How can we engage in dialogue when facts and truth have been so eroded that people cannot agree on reality itself, much less discuss how to move forward with the multiple crises we face?

Supported by a grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, Lexington Theological Seminary will host a teach-in on how theological education can meet the challenges of dialogue in a post-truth era. With the participation of LTS President Charisse L. Gillett and Professor of Biblical Studies Dr. Jerry Sumney, and moderated by Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean Dr. Loida I. Martell, the teach in will feature the following distinguished speakers:

Dr. Christy Newton: “The Ethics of Dialogue in the Age of QAnon”

Dr. Richard Lowery: “Truth, Lies, and Dialogue in the Community of Faith: A Biblical Perspective”

Dr. Michael Grigoni: “Dialogue, Politics, and Guns: A Case Study”

Dr. Leah Schade: “Preaching and Dialogue: Creating a Culture of Truth, Accountability, and Empathy”

We invite you to watch this free event using the link below.