Saturday, December 28, 2013

Carl Trueman has linked to Wenatchee The Hatchet? Why, yes, he has.

Apparently he has, to this post in particular.

It led to a little spike in traffic to the site.  Something Trueman wrote earlier this month is worth revisiting.

... These incidents prompted one friend of mine to ask the ask the obvious questions: Is journalism no longer considered a legitimate Christian calling? Or is the task of the Christian journalist simply to strengthen the hand of the vested interests?

A free press is basic to the health of democratic culture in the civil sphere because it offers one line of public accountability for those in public office. Those who perform immediate public acts should expect to be subject to immediate public scrutiny. And what is true for the culture at large is also true for its various subcultures. A free Christian press is also important for the Christian subculture: it keeps leaders and organizations accountable.

While there is much that could be said about these words let us do the lazy thing and produce a top ten list ... .

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