World, a more conservative Christian magazine, declared in an editorial on Tuesday evening that Trump should drop out of the race for the moral good of the nation.
Contrary to some modern myths, the problems of Christian print journalism have not arisen because readership of newspapers and magazines is declining.
True, the percentage of American adults who read a daily newspaper each day has declined significantly over the past thirty years, but the number of nondaily newspapers has soared: Since the mid-1960s total circulation of weekly newspapers has almost doubled, from thirty to fifty-five million.
At my post as editor of World I see more of the flotsam and jetsam of Christian journalism than I ever imagined existed.
The postman brings some Christian publications flush with public relations pieces and propaganda.
Now, after some additional experience in editing, journalism teaching, and service as a judge in Evangelical Press Association contests, I need to acknowledge that much of modern evangelical journalism also has gone astray. Many publications that deem themselves Christian are neither hot nor cold, but tepid. Too often some of the most prominent publications provide not more but LESS: Lukewarm Evangelical Substance and Style.
Too often evangelical publications, instead of exhibiting the journalistic excitement of the hunt, are content to print public-relations releases and carry on their business in a joyless manner that makes them resemble a proctologists press.
Even if both were serious, and technically courting from this point (this is often the case today after just Also, because it sounds too “official” and “old-fashioned,” teenagers today rarely even use the term “dating.” The idea of a date—when a man formally asks a woman, for instance, if she would accept an engagement for dinner—is nearly non-existent.
Many simply slip or tumble into dating situations, seemingly not caring how this happens, or even consider in order to successfully date—and be able to eventually move on to the more serious courtship and pursuit of marriage.
Timothy Lamer is Editor of World Magazine, Jamie Dean is news editor, Daniel James Devine is Managing Editor, and Janie B. Other contributors include Megan Basham, Julie Borg, Anthony Bradley, Andrew Branch, Tim Challies, Michael Cochrane, Kiley Crosslan, John Dawson, Amy Henry, Mary Jackson, Michael Leaser, Jill Nelson, Arsenio Orteza, Stephanie Perrault, and Emily Whitten. World received national media attention in 2009, when its then features editor Lynn Vincent was chosen to collaborate on former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's memoir, Going Rogue: An American Life.
Cheaney, Susan Olasky, Andrée Seu Peterson, John Piper, Edward E. World has received positive critical commentary regarding its investigative reporting on controversies within the evangelical Christian community.
Too often they fall from a proper seriousness of purpose into solemnity, so that readers who page through them do so out of duty rather than pleasure. One form of Christian journalism has had an enormous spurt in recent years; one form has not.