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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

If the criteria set forth in Philippians 4:8 were applied to our way of thinking as well as our way of viewing the world and seeing and responding to other people, what would change in our public discourse? For that matter, what would change in our political exchanges, our preferred vocabulary in discussion and argument, […] Read More

Only 17 percent of practicing Christians hold a biblical worldview. This finding caught my attention when it was released as part of a recent Barna Group report on May 9. EthicsDaily.com often publishes news briefs on surveys like this, so I read through it to consider whether to cover this report. Part of my role […] 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

One of my Lenten practices is to reduce the amount of “breaking news” I watch. During last year’s election season, MSNBC was the steady background noise of my mornings and evenings. Most days, there was less than an hour’s worth of actual news, but it got repackaged and recycled in a repeating loop. It was […] Read More

Come to Me

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. July 13, 2014 Zechariah 9:9-12; Matthew 11:25-30 How are you feeling this morning? Did you get enough rest last night? The answer to that question may be answered in just a few minutes as some of you might be dozing off. It […] Read More

(RNS) 2011 was supposed to be the year the world ended. Twice. But after evangelist Harold Camping’s doomsday predictions failed to materialize, all eyes are now on 2012 when, according to an ancient Mayan calendar, we need to once again prepare for the end of the world as we know it. Jesus was pretty clear: […] Read More

(RNS) The death of Osama bin Laden and the reactions it produced among people of faith was rated the No. 1 religion news story of 2011 by the nation’s leading religion journalists. The Religion Newswriters Association (RNA) polls its members annually to compile a list of the top 10 religion stories of the year. About […] Read More

(RNS) Islam was the most frequent topic of religion news coverage in 2010, as the media doubled the amount of time and space devoted to religion compared to 2009. An analysis by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found that more than 40 percent of religion coverage centered on three issues: plans to […] Read More

(RNS) The calendar may have said 2010, but for Pope Benedict XVI and much of his global flock, it looked and felt a lot like 2002. For the second time in a decade, damning charges of child molestation at the hands of Catholic priests dominated headlines, this time reaching the highest levels of the Vatican, […] Read More