Those who visit around my blogroll are familiar with the blog, Media Matters. Struke is a teacher who wishes to change the world in whatever way he can. He has allowed one of his students to post their views on a topic of their choice. This student rant appears once a week, and the chosen student receives extra credit for their efforts.
This weeks rant has caught my eye and I wanted to post my response here. This is two fold. One is my response may be long and the most important reason I am posting it here is to promote a very well written rant.
The rant is by Jayme from Mayfield. Her topic is exaggerated stereotypes in media. Jayme looks at these from a Christian point of view and how people take extreme examples and make them the rule, rather than the exception.
In my opinion, Jayme is someone wishing to make a change in a medium that needs change. Jayme desires to be salt of the Earth, or as the late Bob Briner put it a Roaring Lamb.
Roaring Lambs is a book written by Briner, who was a media executive. He wanted to see Christians in the mainstream making a difference, feeling that it was easier to change from within instead of trying to force it from the outside.
Mark Sanborn, the author of The Fred Factor, and You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader, had sent me a copy of Roaring Lambs. Mark is a Roaring Lamb himself. And Mark, if you are reading this post, I encourage you to go on over to Media Matters and read Jayme's student rant. I hope others do the same and encourage Jayme with your comments.