Wednesday, June 24, 2015

News Quest

A few minutes for Dad to catch up on the news

I never thought I’d be a news junky. All the time I was growing up my dad read newspapers and watched news reports on TV.  I was never interested in current events until when, back in 1990, Dr. James Dobson, on a Focus on the Family radio program, said that Christians should be interested in our government.  Here’s why—

In I Timothy 2 the Bible says 1:”First of all, then I urge that entireties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.”

In addition to prayer, the Bible says in Ephesians 2: 10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”

So, if we are aware of what is going on in our country, and if we pray, God may have some good works that He has prepared for us to do for Him and our country. One good work we can easily do is to vote.

Because of media bias there is a need to be informed about alternative views to the broadcast TV stations. I listen to independent podcasts produced by different organizations.  I have listed podcasts to which I subscribe.  If you would like to subscribe or listen to any of these go to I Tunes, or Click on the link to open.

1.The World and Everything in It--This podcast is a half hour newsmagazine that summarizes the day’s top news and features commentary from a conservative Christian perspective. The quality is excellent, and you can forward to the next segment in case you’re not interested in what’s being discussed. Great coverage and commentary!

2.CitizenLinkThis podcast is a family advocacy organization that inspires men and women to live out biblical citizenship that transforms culture.

3.Albert Mohler the briefing -- This 20-minute podcast is a worldview daily analysis about the leading news headlines and cultural conversations.

This one is a compelling look at current events, Bible Prophecy with interviews of well-known authors and prominent leaders from around the world.

Weekly Standard Podcasts deliver unique analysis of the events shaping the news and the world today - from a conservative perspective. Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes lead an all-star roster of the best conservative thinkers including: Stephen F. Hayes, Andy Ferguson, Jonathan Last, Dan Halper and many more. Learn more about The Weekly Standard and our weekly magazine at

The Daily Commentary is a radio talk show produced by the Family Research Council. It features interviews with congressional leaders and pro-family Washington insiders presenting perspectives on government activity that directly affect our faith, family and religious freedoms.

This podcast was started by Chuck Colson and is carried on by others.

How do you keep up with the news?


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