The 24/7 news cycle is demonstrably unhealthy at best, increasingly dangerous at worst. Social media exacerbates the problem. Would you like to become “newsproof?”
In this episode of the Your Sunday Drive podcast, we look at a Gospel Coalition article called “News as Spiritual Deformation,” questioning some of its conclusions but gaining some solid insight too, as we develop key takeaways for being newsproof in today’s world.
Topics include: the dangers of media silos and conspiracy thinking; the need for diversity and credibility in sources; gnosticism and to what extent we should seek to be godlike; global vs. local concern; avoiding “doomscrolling” and social media flame wars; news as key to good citizenship and Christian cultural engagement; acknowledging God’s ultimate sovereignty over the news and how that makes things so, so much better 🙂 ; also, the applicability of these takeaways to the navigation and evaluation of any/all future current events and pop culture artifacts (you’re welcome); chess and Da Bears.
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Come along for Your Sunday Drive – quick conversation about current events, politics, pop culture and more, from the perspective of a couple of guys trying to follow Jesus.