Monday, September 10, 2007

What's in the News?

So what is the world talking about these days? What does the world really care to talk about? You can find out by getting on the internet and looking each morning at the main story on Yahoo, MSN, or some other site most often used as a homepage.

This morning, on just about every one of these sites the headline was "Spears Bombs at the VMA's." The Video Music Awards were last night. I am happy to say I didn't know this until I saw the headline today. Modern music is continually in a down spiral. The videos are filthy, the lyrics are ungodly, and the majority of the artists are morally bankrupt.

Yet what do we as a people wish to talk about and read about? Britney Spears and the VMA's. I know I am only in my thirties, but I am glad I care nothing about these things. Our young people do, however - mostly because the world's young people do. We need to give our kids something else to talk about and think about, something that is more excellent (Deut. 6:4-9).

What is news to us defines who we are. Several internet host sites not only give headlines, they add categories for more current events. I have noticed the most common categories are "Finance, Autos, Real Estate, Movies, Music, Personals, and Shopping." One category that is found less and less - "Religion."

This is the world in which we live. It has become too much about us, and too little about Him. So ask yourself this question - "What's in the news?"

"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever." ~ 1 John 2:15-17


  1. This needs to be in every church bulletin in the U.S.A. at least once a month.

  2. You are right, in baby Noah's baby book, it had a spot for recent big news stories, we did not put anything. Do not really consider Spears stuff to be that important.