Season: 7 Episode: 097
There is a cost to standing for truth in a post-truth culture. Whether it’s online, in your home, or sharing the truth with a neighbor, you will be disliked by someone. Lauren DeMoss Benson is one of the fiercest online voices when it comes to speaking truth to culture. She shares what that looks like and how she handles it. She also gives encouragement and things to remember when it comes to the importance of speaking truth, and why you cannot opt-out to save your reputation.
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Lauren DeMoss is a Christian blogger, wife and mother of two. She has been challenging people to question the culture, and live for Christ for almost a decade, and has reached millions of people. She uses her online presence to point people to God, the Bible, and conservative values. Her goal is to be a christian conservative voice to let others know they are not alone, and inspire them to speak up about truth not just online, but in real life to family, friends, coworkers, and anyone else who needs to hear the gospel.
Tell us about yourself and your ministry.
I began following you because you have an approach to truth that is fierce and you don’t seem to care who likes you or not. The reason I asked you to be on the show is because ministries like yours are hard to find. We have a lot of people who tip toe around culture because we don’t want to offend, which is important, but I’ve said it before … truth offends. So that’s what we’e going to talk about today.
You address a lot of cultural topics unapologetically. What is the driving force behind that passion?
One of your goals is to encourage people to speak up in spite of backlash. How do you handle the critics, the rudeness, and the overall hatred from the opposing views of others?
The truth is there are many who are too afraid to speak up for fear of what it will cost them. This group is often referred to as the silent majority. What’s the danger in staying silent during this critical time in our culture?
That brings me to the infamous interpretation of “Speak the truth in love” circulating on social media these days. I feel this shuts people down and keeps them from saying anything at all. Do you agree with this interpretation and what does speak the truth in love actually mean?
Finally, why is it so important to speak truth no matter the cost? How can you encourage the listeners that speaking truth is worth it?