"...avoid the hot take. Christians especially should be slow to speak. People are complicated. Explanations that focus only on external factors of race, gender, ethnicity, or legal requirements may miss the motivations that animate individual human beings.... 'out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.'" - WORLD
"we also need to remember that every headline is a sales pitch, crafted to grab our attention, accrue clicks, and make money. Media companies profit from our addiction to doomscrolling. They’re motivated to keep us doing it—drawing us constantly from one horrific headline to the next." - TGC
"Humans tend to have an anchoring bias, a cognitive bias that causes us to rely too heavily on the first piece of information we are given about a topic. It’s a tendency highlighted in Proverbs 18:17: 'The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.'" - TGC
"Long-running internecine media feuds, emblematic of the degradation of mass media as they are, are merely the smoke set off by the burning desire for one, all-consuming narrative....The only story we need to get straight is the story that really matters. Grounded in that story, the greatest ever told, we can deepen our understanding of ourselves and our world.
"...there have been some moments of poor behavior as people have realized they may not be able to easily purchase some of life’s necessities. Hence, 'Panic As Shoppers Fight Over Toilet Paper!' There’s no doubt there have been moments of confusion as airport lineups have swelled in response to stricter policies—'Chaos at America’s Airports!' But it seems to me—and I have been following the news very closely—that such moments are relatively few and far between." - Challies