A new website www.stream.org has launched and I’d like you to be one of the first to experience it. Ravi Zacharias caught the vision and responded:
Anyone who looks at the spread of the Gospel in the early days underscores two indispensable realities: the Roman road and the Greek language. It was interesting how the early Greek philosophers, in looking for unity in diversity, knew that if that were ever to be accomplished, language would be key. It was also proverbially known that all roads led to Rome. What is not often remembered is how Rome built the roads to accomplish their mission of an empire.
Roads to people and paths to their hearts is what the early church harnessed. We are living in a day where the road and the language are on the screen, and only a click away. As obvious as that is, only the creative and the insightful know how to build what lies at the heart of the Gospel message in our times. All paths of thought that are worthy of being heard are brought together here through the vision and passion of James Robison. The Stream can open up an ocean of truth to bring living water to the thirsty. Many will be brought here to be informed, inspired, encouraged, and blessed. This is a God-given vision for our times. I know that I will be navigating through its pages to be kept abreast of the best in thought for understanding our times.
The vision for The Stream began in prayer four years ago and was launched in and through prayer a few days ago. My vision for this national daily is to bring together tributaries of wisdom that for too long have functioned in isolation one from another. The need is urgent. Our nation is on a perilous course. Our religious and political freedoms are eroding before our eyes, and our government seems unable to live within its means or within the proper bounds established for it by our forefathers. The book of Hosea speaks of a people “destroyed for lack of knowledge.” But The Stream is dedicated to the proposition that this need not be our future.
We have lived through the age of the “Somebodies,” big egos clashing head to head with one another, or operating in isolated silos. I believe God is now calling us from the age of the Somebodies and back to the age of the one Body. The Stream is committed to such unity, not a unity rooted in relativism but a strong, principled unity.
Iron that never touches iron sharpens nothing. At the other extreme, iron that comes to blows with iron notches and dulls the blade. But where a people meet at the table of reason and discourse—spirited discourse at times, to be sure, but always thoughtful, respectful and genuinely desiring the good of all—then friction actually sharpens the blade.
This is my vision for The Stream, a national daily where those concerned about our nation’s perilous course can gather for news, wisdom and inspiration, and not feel as if faith must exist only on the margins. We have a “God page” dedicated to spiritual growth, but really every page on The Stream is God’s. The Psalm reminds us that “the Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof,” and this is why you will find The Stream covering and commenting on everything from breaking news and entertainment to family issues, religion stories, and the great outdoors. It’s all God’s, and The Stream will wind through it all.
Join us, praying that the promise declared in Psalm 46:4 will prove true concerning the site we have established: “There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God….” Sign up now for The Stream email reminder so you can join us for the big launch, visit The Stream right now, and share it with your friends through email and social media.