This month's issue of Ligonier Ministries' Tabletalk Magazine features an essay by WORLD publisher Nick Eicher. Here's an excerpt:
"My colleague Marvin Olasky tells the story of meeting J.I. Packer prior to a conference at which both were slated to speak on different topics in different rooms at the same time. Dr. Olasky lamented the scheduling and observed that he personally would prefer the theologian's explication of eternal verities to his own observations on the state of Christian journalism.
"'Nonsense,' replied Dr. Packer. 'Think of what revitalizing journalism would do for the cause of Christ in America! It is the most needed sort of pre-evangelism, it is training in Christian worldview, it is an aid to sanctification, and you need to teach people how to do it.'
"That was more than two decades ago, when modern 'mainstream' journalism was by some measures near its peak in power and cultural influence in the United States - and Christian alternatives were on the outside looking in. Since then, Dr. Olasky and others have been laying a foundation for revitalized Christian worldview journalism in American culture, and at the same time the economic model that once prospered the news industry as a whole began to collapse. . . ."
Read Nick's essay in its entirety here.