How do a classical Christian view of humanity and the world help us to understand the wider context of the major news stories?
There are at least three dimensions to this key question:
- A classical Christian view of truth and humanity as a foundation opens up for exploring the view of humanity expressed in the various news stories:
- Is the specific media image of humanity consistent and coherent? Does it cohere with a biblical view of creation, fall, redemption and hope?
- Does the specific media image of humanity correspond to reality? Does it present both the glory and the tragedy of humanity?
- Does the specific media image of humanity give space for real change and transformation, including forgiveness and character formation?
- Many news stories display the complexity and ambiguity of our humanity. A classical Christian view of humanity uniquely affirms and explains both our real greatness and our deep selfcentredness.
- Professional journalism at its best has human dignity as its defining value. A classical Christian view of humanity provides a unique intellectual foundation for all journalists (regardless of personal belief) and a personal motivation for committed Christian journalists.
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