Sunday, January 08, 2006

One Megachurch Story Handled Fairly

The Louisville Courier-Journal today covers Bob Russell's announcement of his retirement as senior minister of Southeast Christian Church.

Remarkably, the article is balanced, fair and well informed. It's particularly helpful on noting the problems of leadership transitions in megachurches and the steps that Russell and Southeast have taken to learn about others' experiences and avoid the pitfalls.

When the media can stop looking for scandals where none exist, it can decently report on churches. That probably means that decent reporting on churches will always be rare. But this is one of those rare items.

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