TMCP 122: Bonnie Kristian on How to Become a Person Others Trust
Have you ever struggled to trust others? Maybe they buy into conspiracy theories and make odd social media posts that are factually inaccurate. How do you not make similar mistakes in your interactions with others?
Bonnie is the author of Untrustworthy: The Knowledge Crisis Breaking Our Brains, Polluting Our Politics, and Corrupting Christian Community (2022) and A Flexible Faith: Rethinking What It Means to Follow Jesus Today (2018). Her column, "The Lesser Kingdom," appears in print and online at Christianity Today. Her work has also been published at outlets including USA Today, Defense One, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Politico, Time, Reason, National Interest, New York Times, and The American Conservative. A graduate of Bethel Seminary, she lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and twin sons.
Episode Talking Points
- Bonnie's journey as a writer
- Discerning truth from error when consuming media
- The ease and danger of self-platforming
- Bonnie's apology and humility
- Faithful, factual, fair