Love this video from the guardian – its an interesting reminder of the fact that our access to world events is mediated.
Christians are not immune from this process. We are being discipled by the media we watch, the newspapers we read – the personalities we follow on twitter. Its often easy to see how someone else’s cultural location shapes their thinking – for example my long standing frustration with Wayne Grudem’s reading of scripture through a Capitalist, Republican, Climate Change Denying cultural lens (see here for review of his book on politics). But humility demands that I recognise that my own views are equally susceptible to my cultural location. Its why I am grateful to have friends from across different theological and cultural barriers who can help me be more aware of the cultural filters that shape my reading of the Bible and my approach to life. Thank God for courageous journalists, honest friends, the challenge of those who hold different views to me and the opportunity for generous conversations. Enjoy the video.