Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Drudge Report

If you're a Christian with serious convictions you'd be much amiss in not knowing who Matt Drudge is and what the DrudgeReport is all about. It is a mover and shaper of the culture from the cyberworld that is unlike any other. While Drudge's influence may be felt moreso in the political world, it is also culturally compelling because, as Arianna Huffington puts is: "Drudge has his finger on the zetgeist" of the day. Imagine that! And what, you may ask, is a zeitgeist? The word is a compound word of German origin, "zeit" for time and "geist" for spirit. That is, the spirit of the times.

And it is Christians - especially those of us called to defend the faith - that need to know what time it is. As Dylan once sang, "the times, they are a-changing". And so it is true today. Anything that exalts itself above the knowledge of Jesus Christ for us is to be rejected. Therefore, we must come against the spirit of the age in the spirit of Christ - ready to defend the origin, meaning, morality, and destiny of the Christian worldview. The spirit of this age sets itself against the Christian worldview by emphasizing evolution, existentialism, paganism, and nihilism - each of which is culturally and rationally self-defeating. It is time we put down our internal quarrels and prepare ourselves to do daily battle. Emails, newsletters, blogs, and editorials are the portals of today's information sharing world.

My thing with the Drudge Report is this: don't just read it, prepare yourselves biblically to defend against the ideas bandied about it, get informed, and pray for and about those issues that are found there that touch your heart and mind. You are now needed at the breach. Faith is the victory that overcomes the world!

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