Reinhold Niebuhr on Reporters and Preachers
July 26, 2009
I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
- Reinhold Niebuhr
One wonders if such a club now exists due to the emergence of cyberspace, specifically, social networks.
Has the sentimentalism of the pulpit been quelled by the information available to the pulpit and the pew?
Has the cynicism of the press been dulled due to two-way dialogue with readers?
Have the poles become less polar?
Do we have reporters preaching and preachers reporting?
Just what are we coming to?