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Pew: Broad agreement in U.S. – even among partisans – on which news outlets are part of the ‘mainstream media’

"Overall, a majority of Americans consider seven of these outlets to be part of the mainstream media. That includes the one national network news outlet included in the analysis (ABC News), all three major cable news outlets asked about (MSNBC, Fox News and CNN) and three legacy print publications: the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post." - Pew

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The Problems with U.S. Policing Need More Light—and Far Less Heat

I spend at least 40 hours a week working for a non-profit devoted to improving policing—mostly in the U.S. I’m also a former pastor of 13 years and a seminary graduate. That mix shapes how I look at the recently re-ignited controversies surrounding U.S. policing and leads me to four observations.

1. We obviously can’t do without police.

The Christian worldview recognizes some realities of human nature and society.

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Racism Is Real. But Is “Systemic Racism”? That Time I Was Published by Newsweek—For Two Hours

"Hypersensitivity about 'systemic racism' has many people, of every race, hesitating about being honest about what they think. But honesty and forthright argument are the only antidotes to the fear many people feel, and the only road ahead to racial justice. I expect ad hominem responses to the essay that follows, or willful misunderstandings of its argument....But only good arguments—not silent cowering—can defeat bad ones. If my arguments are bad, I expect someone may give me better ones." - Public Discourse

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What Don Lemon’s Declaration about Jesus’ Sinfulness Actually Reveals

"If you go on Twitter (enter at your own risk) you will see many rebukes of Don Lemon. Many Christians responded in shock at Don Lemon’s claims about Jesus’ imperfections. But I wonder if many stopped to think about what his declaration actually reveals about Christianity at large in America." - Cripplegate

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Conspiracy Theories, Engaging Online, and Wisdom: The Intersection of the Three and How to Respond Biblically

"Given the enduring importance of conspiracy theories, I want to circle back to some of the criticism of the DNS article before focusing on few preliminary suggestions on how Christians can begin to think through healthy online habits." - Andrew MacDonald

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