It’s a pleasure to include here a guest blog by our church accountant (and former business administrator) Ed Marino, recommending several helpful resources.
When I was homeschooling, I discovered a great weekly news publication for children called God’s World. The articles were age appropriate, informative, and - very importantly - written from a biblical perspective. Later I found that the organization that published God’s World also published an adult news magazine called World Magazine. I’ve been a subscriber for over 20 years, and I have found the content to be very helpful in maintaining a biblical perspective on world events, culture, and other matters. Unlike many news outlets, World is very upfront that it is biased, and its bias is the word of God. While its outlook tends to be conservative, it favors neither political party, and it reports honestly (sometimes painfully honestly) on Christian matters. Most of the time I agree with viewpoints I read in World, but even when I don’t, I feel that the editors are committed to the truth, and for them the ultimate truth is the Word of God.
Over the past 5 or so years, World has been joining the digital age. It now publishes the magazine electronically, and it also has a very good web site. You don’t need to subscribe to World to access the website and, as far as I can tell, you have access to the same content as subscribers. (A plug: World is a non-profit, funded by subscriptions and donations. It has some sponsors—similar to public TV and radio—but there are no intrusive ads or pop-ups.) Lately I’ve been enjoying The World and Everything In It, which is a 30 minute daily podcast of news and commentary. Think of it as NPR from a Christian perspective. The podcast can be streamed from the website, or downloaded from iTunes.