Occasionally, I try to respond to various issues that come up in our community and culture and feel that local media is one way for Christians to maintain a voice in today’s age. One must be careful not to reinforce blustering caricatures or come off as a raving lunatic – a balance I have not always maintained as well as I should.
Why bother? Especially when so many voices already clamor for our attention? I bother primarily from the conviction that as long as only one narrative dominates the media, so will it be assumed that such a narrative is held by all. I want to remind people that such an assumption is untrue, and that the narrative currently touted as the epitome of progress is largely opposed to human flourishing.
The reality is that for society to have any hope of landing on stable particulars, there must be some agreed upon consensus as to the authority of universals. Pre-enlightenment “religious” man knew this definition began with acknowledging one’s existence in a world God has made. Modern man however, enamored by delusions of his own omnipotence, has sought to find meaning from within, which has led to the only one great universal, that of one’s “right” to personal peace and affluence.
How much time should one spend erring grievances through a negligible venue? I’m not sure I’ve settled on an answer, but I hope the following articles will serve to encourage, challenge, and remind you that God is there, and He is not silent.
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