Recent news articles say that although our social discourse may be loud, it is rarely effective in advancing understanding or reducing conflict. Unless you count the inner-turmoil we all have as a conversational thread spirals out of control.) For all our talking, there isn’t much listening going on, which means there’s even less true engagement with the serious issues of the day.

In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson invite Alan Noble to the conversation to sort out this sad phenomenon. Noble is a professor as well as editor in chief/co-founder of Christ and Pop Culture. His first book, Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age, recently released with InterVarsity Press. The conversation addresses the common issues we all face in today’s hyper-connected, over-saturated world. Can we use online engagement for good? Is it possible to maintain a positive witness for Jesus in a secular society? How does the deluge of information make matters of importance more trivial? Listen in for dialogue on issues like these, continue the conversation on Twitter @PersuasionCAPC or in the CAPC members-only community on Facebook. Be sure to answer our question of day: Who has been a disruptive witness to you?

Links from the Show:

Alan Noble – Official Website

Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age – Purchase the Book

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