In this episode we review Rod Dreher’s book ‘Live not by Lies’, a title taken from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s call and example as an anti-communist dissident. Dreher warns of the dangers of ’soft totalitarianism’ in the West, and the particular challenge it poses to Christians and to the family. We discuss how to live in truth, and the merits of Dreher’s SEE, JUDGE, ACT refrain:
SEE: be awake to the realities around you
JUDGE: discern the meaning in terms of what you know to be true (and especially Christianity)
ACT: to resist evil
This is an important book which we highly recommend.
Linked to the issue of totalitarianism, we also mention the Frankfurt Declaration which we suggest that all Christians read and consider signing.