Applying Biblical objectivity

Books | An excerpt from Reforming Journalism
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/02/19, 07:40 am

P&R recently published my new book, Reforming Journalism. It’s available in English and in Chinese, with the goal of helping Christian reporters and news consumers in the United States and in China to think Christianly about journalism. Last month, we ran an excerpt from Chapter 3. Here’s an excerpt from Chapter 4, “Navigating the Rapids.”

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Jeffrey McWhorter

Every stormy wind

Disasters | Dallas Christians rallied to serve Northway Church after a tornado demolished its building, and Northway sought to be a calm and sure retreat for the neighborhood around it
by Katie Gaultney
Posted 11/01/19, 11:08 am

The Walnut Hill neighborhood of Dallas looks less like a cluster of 1960s ranch homes and more like a war zone. Downed power lines drape across brush-strewn roads, and treetops are lopped clean off—where trees are left standing at all.

Shea Sumlin, pastor of Northway Church, recalled the aftermath of the violent tornadoes that struck the Dallas metro area on Oct. 20. “All the power’s out. It’s dark. All you could hear is chainsaws and tears. You could smell the gas leaking as firefighters tried to turn off the gas lines,” Sumlin said. 

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Amy Harris/Invision/AP

Audacious and good

Music | Kanye West uses his undeniable talent well with Jesus Is King
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 11/01/19, 10:43 am

“Everybody wanted Yandhi. / Then Jesus Christ did the laundry.”

So raps Kanye West in “Selah,” one of 11 tracks from his new album, Jesus Is King (Getting Out Our Dreams II/Def Jam). Perhaps you’ve heard of it. It’s only the most talked-about (and written-about) album of the year so far.  

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