Hurst divides news into three types:
(1) Trifling reports (think celebrity news and gossip items)
(2) Personal and private matters (think stuff that’s really none of our business)
Sadly, we are usually more concerned about 1 & 2 and, consequently, the media feeds our fascination with 1 & 2.
(1) Find level-headed sources.
(2) Respond to this news from the heart (think about the news you hear and weigh its eternal significance).
(3) Inquire with compassion (we should grieve over the sorrows and troubles of the church and “give God no rest till he make her a quiet habitation”).
(4) Inquire humbly (we should mourn over sins in the church rather than becoming self-righteous).
(5) Pray, anticipating the full deliverance of the church (pray not only for relief for those believers who are persecuted or in sin, but also pray “How long, O Lord” seeking his swift return).
Read the whole article here: Cross-Centered News Consumption.