Renew AmericaMarsha West
The Bereans were the CWs of the early church. They earned a reputation for checking out what Paul was teaching:
"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true" (Acts 17:11). (Emphasis mine)
Many modern "Bereanbloggers" are a valuable resource. Those on the front lines of discernment ministries spend hours on end surfing the Net, reading/researching/viewing videos for upcoming articles and/or preparing for radio broadcasts, interviews, speaking engagements, etc., they also update their websites/blogs and respond to phone calls and emails. Most folks who experience the fruits of their labor don't realize that the majority of Bereanbloggers toil for little or no compensation. Some spend their own money in order to keep their ministries afloat. Why do they do it? To shine a light in this dark world. Most importantly these champions of truth do it to bring glory to God.
Bereanbloggers regularly deal with rudeness, insults, intimidation, even threats. Tim Challies has "been there, done that."