That’s Not News

November 2, 2010

Do you ever wonder about things that end up in the news that just aren’t news? Last week a headline caught my attention that said, “Charlie Sheen found drunk and naked in a New York hotel.” And that isn’t news in so many ways. Events are supposed to be news if they are of importance to a large number of people and I’m not sure that many people care about Charlie’s antics . And “news” is supposed to be about things that are different, not the normal state of affairs and that just doesn’t hold true for Sheen’s misbehaviour. Perhaps if it had read, “Charlie Sheen found sober and responsible”, that would have been worth reporting.

Seriously, Charlie has some problems. My biggest issue with Charlie’s behaviour is that he professes to have had a life changing relationship with Jesus, but nothing seems to have changed.

And I know some of you are thinking, “It’s not right to judge people Denn.” True enough, however Paul does remind us in 1 Corinthians 5:12 that we have an obligation to the church to judge the actions of believers. After all, as a Christ follower, Charlie’s actions are a reflection not only on Charlie but also on Jesus. And so are ours. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.