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So what do you want to be when you grow up?

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So what do you want to be when you grow up, online.worldmag.com? The perennial question is do you want to be a Time/ U.S. News & World Report/Drudge, like the big boys? Or do you want to be "Our Daily Bread"? Or both? The Board and CEO and Editor-in-Chief must lose a few Z's over that one, while Mort Zuckerman sleeps like a baby.

But that's because we have a more complicated situation. We come at everything we do --- from putting out a magazine to taking out the trash --- from a different perspective and mandate: What is "useful" information for a bondservant of Christ overlaps but is not identical to what is "useful" for a free-agent of the world. And it is "useful" for different reasons.

That is, current events is useful because the servant of Christ needs to know his world --- in order to glorify God in it. "Daily Bread" stuff is useful because the servant of Christ needs to know the character and the instructions of his Master in order to please Him.

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The subjective life is not despised by the Christian publisher because man is a whole being, and the whole of him belongs to God. (Truth be told, the other magazines, dimly groping after this truth intuitively, address the subjective life too, with "My Turn" features and self-help gurus and quasi-spirituality as part of its regular fare.).

There is no square inch of this universe --- including the thought-life and affections --- over which the Lord does not say "Mine!" If the big boys had known that, they would have expanded their definition of what is useful.

Andrée Seu
Andrée Seu

Andrée is the author of three books: Won't Let You Go Unless You Bless Me, Normal Kingdom Business, and We Shall Have Spring Again. Follow Andrée on Twitter @Andreespeterson.

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