How To Read the News

Clergy abuse, cover-ups, gay marriage, abortion, religious violence.

It seems that matters of religion and morality are making news at every turn lately. And it’s not likely to stop. As America becomes more religiously diverse, the collision of various worldviews is bound to generate more headlines.

In such an environment, it’s important for church leaders and people of faith to be savvy news consumers. So here are five tips to better process what you read in the headlines and hear over the airwaves.

  1. Read. Don't watch.

  2. Read news as genre.

  3. Pay for it.

  4. Read carefully.

  5. Read the other side.

For explanations of these, read the full article in Facts & Trends.