This blog is maintained on behalf of the Amy Foundation for the purpose of tracking the best Christian journalism we find on the Web. Our posts regularly identify those news articles or opinions in the mainstream media that represent good faith-based writing and example them for other Christian journalists.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Keeping God Hostage, Augusta Free Press

Patrick Augustine has written an insightful piece regarding the current conflict in the Middle East.

Stating and expanding upon the topic, he writes, "Interactions among Abraham's fractious offspring create many of the most dangerous flashpoints on the planet. Each faction justifies deplorable actions to serve the cause of holy God, by whatever name they worship Him."

You may view his article at:$40210

Monday, July 10, 2006

After some delay ...

Okay, so we're back to monitoring the web for great articles and opinions that example good Christian-influenced journalism in the secular media.

On such piece I found on was titled, "Local churches help battle gangs with God" written by Aaron Burgin for the Potterville Reporter in Potterville, CA (7/10/06).

The story tells of how churches in Potterville are battling the insurgence of gangs in their community. He starts the piece creatively by quoting Pastor Iglesia Emmanuel as he addressed a news-making rally:

"We ask you touch our hearts tonight," prays Roman Hernandez, pastor of Iglesia Emmanuel, in front of a growing crowd on the grass of Centennial Park Plaza on a sultry Saturday afternoon. "And that we not do our will, but your
will." The crowd responds in amen agreement.

Most in the gathering across the street from City Hall are families; fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters who said they believe the best way to keep the youth away from gangs is through God. ...

Unfortunately, Aaron's well-written article didn't include a recognizable scripture passage so it doesn't qualify for the Amy Writing Awards. With such a wide audience on the web, we encourage Aaron to seek to qualify in his next article.

Aaron, keep up the good work!

Submitted by Bruce Umpstead