I recently shared these same thoughts with some friends. I was encouraged when I read this article and saw that I am not the only one who feels this way. Hope you enjoy.
In colonial America, virtually all news was disseminated from the pulpits of churches throughout the colonies. Besides being a place to worship God, churches were the only real town meeting center and it was the role of the pastor to keep his flock informed.
When it came time to rebel against the British, the announcements were made from the pulpits. The call to arms was not only considered to be a civic duty but a religious one as well. Many a pastor also picked up his rifle and went to fight for America’s freedom.
As America grew, the role of the church continued to be that of religion and news. …
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