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Half of U.S. adults believe fake news and information “is a very big problem in the country today,” reports said, ranking fifth on a list of 11 issues, including drug addiction and affordable health care. […] Read More

Much of our news is presented with some bias. Often, people cease listening to news networks to be informed, but to have their viewpoints validated. These recommendations will help you maintain healthy news-watching habits. […] Read More

Popular culture suffers from a lack of representation of traditional minority groups. It’s an issue that’s so overwhelming that we feel we can’t do anything about it. But maybe there’s another option. […] Read More

Hollywood normally does a poor job of portraying religion or comprehending regular religious practice, especially when it comes to Christianity. Why don’t they try to understand the culture? […] Read More

We must learn how to relate cross-culturally in ways that reflect the beauty and grace of Christ’s gospel because we encounter people from other cultures, nations and faith traditions every day. I shared three suggestions on how to do so in the first part: First, engage with real people face to face. Second, questions that […] Read More

Normal Christian folk are increasingly face to face with people of other faiths, especially Muslims but also with Hindus, Buddhists and others. This thought struck me as I was traveling recently through North America. I watched Somali women line up for childcare outside a center in Seattle. Syrians were picnicking in a park in Langley, […] Read More

President Trump complained earlier this year about the media’s failure to pay due attention to Islamist terrorist attacks, and the administration offered a specific list of such events. In some cases, his complaint was unfair, but the list did include many overseas attacks known only to experts and largely ignored by media. In turn, critics […] Read More

I started a six-month hiatus from Facebook and other social media in July 2016. The animosity of the 2016 political campaigns and election were undeniable motivators for this social media fast. There was, however, one horrifying occurrence that ultimately caused me to temporarily cut ties with this form of media consumption. As I was scrolling […] Read More

The writer of Ecclesiastes observed, “Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body” (Ecclesiastes 12:12). I will not attempt to comment on the second half of this statement, but the first part is certainly true. We live in a time when the production of all types of media grows […] Read More

I can’t bear to listen to the news. A friend shared this sentiment with me recently, reflecting an experience that I am beginning to hear with some regularity. The feeling with which she spoke exposed a vulnerability and anxiety that is becoming increasingly common. I knew exactly what she meant; I’ve felt much the same […] Read More