This past week in Atlanta has been a hot unholy mess for me. Salacious news surrounding a well-known pastor, reminded me of some events I had hoped had drowned in the Sea of My Forgetfulness. But as more fodder fed into our news stream, an old troubling question—one that made me want to stop reporting Christian news and instead represent Christians to the media—resurfaced. What is the role of Christian Media?
- Is it to only report good news and avert bad news?
- Is it not to present current news that affect Christians?
- Is it the spin for Christians when secular media no longer drinks our Communion juice?
If the answer is “no” to any question, then why are we silent? Is that what God intended?