- August 10, 2017
- Christian Living
We live in a time full of anger and hostility, especially when it comes to media outlets and political opinions. With terms like “fake news” making the rounds, it can be hard to know exactly what is true. Equally troubling for Christians is that major news networks don't often cover headlines that directly affect the Christian community. Where can we go to find Christian news that speaks on the topics we care about most? We can complain all we want, but the wealth of information we desire is accessible through a number of mediums. Whether you prefer to read the news, hear it on the radio, or watch it through video, there are a few ways to stay informed. Check out the available options for Christian news and stay up to date.
Christian News Magazines
Magazines are a tried and true format for readers who appreciate longform journalism that digs to the heart of an issue. For years, Americans have gone to authorities like Time and National Geographic for an in-depth look at economic issues, foreign wars, and modern movements. You can still get interesting coverage from mainstream magazines today, but you can also check out Christian news magazines for stories that might be more pertinent to the churchgoing crowd.
For those wanting a mix of entertainment news and social awareness, Relevant Magazine is a popular resource that covers both. Featuring interviews with celebrities and creators, you’ll get a little more pop culture than with traditional Christian news sources. If you are strictly looking for stories on news of the day, something like World Magazine will be more in your style. This bi-weekly publication focuses on how worldwide news affects the Christian community. You can also find interesting pieces on hot-button issues like assisted suicide and abortion. Another Christian news outlet you might find worthwhile is Charisma Magazine. While the previous two options focused a bit more on the outside world, Charisma provides news on what’s happening within the Christian community, particularly on the charismatic side.
Christian News Online
Some people don’t think they have the time for magazine subscriptions, though. As a culture we have moved toward more of an online presence. This is a great time to point out that the outlets listed above also have a good amount of content available online. Just for the sake of adding a few more Christian news options, though, let’s talk about where else you can find Christian news online.
Christianity Today may be a popular Christian magazine, but its web presence can be an even greater tool for those seeking the latest information. Whether you subscribe to the magazine or not, the website allows you to catch up on what’s new in politics, theology, entertainment, and more. By subscribing, however, you get better access through the Christianity Today website. On top of 10 issues per year, you’ll have the opportunity to glance through decades of archived issues. Another site with a very similar name, Christian Today can also be a good resource for those seeking news. With a strong amount of content in subjects like world news and society, it’s not a bad place to visit.
If you like for the name of your Christian news outlet to cut right to the point, maybe you should check out a site called Christian Headlines. Far from the most in-depth website ever, Christian Headlines pulls together a variety of stories to catch you up on the latest happenings. These stories are also channeled into categories to make your experience even easier. It’s very simple to find what you want. You'll also get a link to this site when you visit Crosswalk. A site for Christian thought and advice, Crosswalk features a few of the latest stories from Christian Headlines along the side of its page.
If you want something a bit more challenging to your views, Religion News Service is something to consider. This website offers articles and opinions on everything happening around the globe involving religion. With content that concerns Catholicism, Hinduism, Atheism, and more, you can gain a better understanding of Christianity’s place in the world and the questions that we face as a society.
Christian News on TV
Who doesn't love watching television? We’ve come a long way since the early days when the evening news was about all there was to be informed. Today we have a crazy amount of 24-hour news channels that are all vying for our attention. When it comes to Christian news, though, we lack choices. One example we can point you toward is the Christian Broadcasting Network. The most popular program from this group is “The 700 Club,” a long running news show with national syndication. The website also features video content and articles that will fill in some of the blanks missing from the television program. Many of the news services listed so far in this article also contain some element of video, but there’s a dire shortage of Christian news in the TV format.
Christian News on the Radio and in Podcasting
We may not gather around the radio quite like families did before TV, but many of us still get a fair amount of the daily headlines from our favorite radio programs. One way to get Christian news from the radio is by listening to stations like K-LOVE and Air1. While not having any programs devoted solely to news during the morning commute, the on-air personalities often discuss a few of the day’s big stories.
Podcasts are another great way to take in the news and get a Christian perspective. One of the best podcasts for Christian news is The Briefing with Albert Mohler. In this weekday 20-minute program, Dr. Albert Mohler discusses three stories that are making the rounds and what questions Christians should be asking themselves. The great thing about this program is that the stories are not always the most obvious headline-grabbers, but there is a clear reason why Christians should be concerned. These topics involve assisted suicide, the economy, church politics, and much more.
In your quest to find Christian news, it’s important to keep an open mind and to look for opinions from a number of outlets. By backing up your thoughts on a subject with different viewpoints, you stand to have all the facts. Take this opportunity to browse a few of the resources listed above and maybe search out some others for yourself.
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