Gegrapha mentioned by Associated Press

By , posted May 5, 2011 at 11:40 am

From Associated Press, April 27, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) – The international director of Gegrapha, a global fellowship of Christian journalists, says being a reporter is “a gift from God, because God is the great communicator.”

In most newsrooms, the Reverend Arne Fjeldstad says Christians won’t encounter hostility so much as ignorance about their faith, so the demand is all the greater to be ethical, fair and accurate.

In the Bible, he notes that the gospel writer Luke was a journalist who quoted eyewitnesses of Jesus’ ministry and later wrote first-hand accounts of the early church in the Book of Acts.

Fjeldstad says the Bible also honestly presents its heroes’ failings, setting a standard for fair reporting. He says the Bible also encourages readers, including journalists, “to check everything.”

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