Lucas Miles, host of The Lucas Miles Show on Faithwire.com, recently welcomed Fox News Religion Correspondent Lauren Green to talk about a wide variety of issues, from how she approaches covering faith news, to the four questions every human being has to answer in about life, and a personal note about when she had a turning point in her faith.
In discussing how she covers news, Green explained that every story has a faith element to it. The main reason for that, she explained, is because everyone has a worldview they follow, whether intentionally or not. “Everybody, no matter what their stated religion is, has to answer four questions. Where do I come from, where am I going, what is the purpose of my life, how do i treat people? Origin, destiny, morality, and purpose.”
“I look at my job as covering that.”
Green also discussed when she started to realize that God was more than just something you believe in, which was a major turning point in her life.
“Is God a concept to you, or a living reality? A concept is something you believe in. You create the God you want it to be to fit your lifestyle and your choices. But God as a living reality, is you understanding that there is this objective being outside of yourself that you must mold your life to. No matter what you feel, no matter what you think, no matter how you want your life to be, you must mold it to that reality of God. And I think that was the difference. And I had to find God as a living reality in the world you see. God is not just something out there or outside the walls of this building. Everything we stand on is created by God and his presence is with us right now.”
Green went on to talk about the current condition of America’s spirituality, and she immediately pointed out the rise in the nones.
The exchange happens at the 27:45 mark.
“We’ve got this rise of the nones… This I think is the problem – where people don’t understand that, whether or not they bow down to the God of the Bible, they’re going to bow down to something. I would like to see if the numbers for the rise in the nones correlate to the rise in the number of suicides, there’s been a spike in the number of suicides, spike in drug addictions, all of these things kind of correlate with the rise of the nones… Well, perhaps you have no hope because you are putting your hope in something else other than God.”
Fascinating conversation. Check it out below (and don’t forget to subscribe!):
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