Is Christian Media a Trojan Horse for Heresy?

Jul 11, 2018 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea:

I write regularly in different Christian media – up until a few weeks ago I wrote a twice weekly column for the Christian Today website.  I have written for conservative, liberal and mixed Christian media.  My only condition for writing is that I am allowed to write what I want.  Sometimes one has to exercise self-restraint remembering the prospective readership.  My hope is always to seek to put forward biblical truth, encourage critical thinking and engagement with the culture and proclaim Christ.

Some have recently written to me and asked why I have ceased writing for CT in the midst of a series on Ecclesiastes.    Was I fired?  Did I resign in disgust?  Neither.  Basically Christian Today is in financial trouble and has had to let go a number of its staff.  The financial model is not working.  I have my own ideas about that – but there is something that I think is a factor.   Christian media have to walk a fine line in terms of the content and the editorial line they take.  On the one hand they want to avoid a narrow and legalistic line in order to get as wide an audience as possible, on the other they need and want the resources and support of evangelicals who tend to be more committed than most.

In this regard yesterdays article on Steve Chalke is apposite =- Steve Chalke and the Cross of Christ    Christian Today (like Premier and other mainstream sites) like to present Steve Chalke as one side of the argument and people like yours truly as the other.  In one sense of course that is right but in another it does a great deal of harm.  In presenting issues like the atonement, or the Bible as ‘in house’ Christian debates equivalent to discussions about baptism, the millenium and speaking in tongues, they give a wrong picture of the importance of these issues.  They suggest that they are in effect peripheral issues which are open for Christians to disagree about.

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