The Christian View magazine     
A Ministry of Christian Journalism
Shining the Light of Christ .... Matthew 5:16

A lighthouse sharing the Gospel with the lost, encouraging fellow believers, advocating for Christian ministries.
Publishing good news for readers in South Carolina, across the United States, and in 173 countries.

Advertising and donations help this ministry fulfill its evangelistic mission of Christian journalism.

The Christian View magazine is an always truthful and positive influence in the media and in our world, making a difference using journalism as an evangelistic tool to share the Good News of the Gospel message, to offer encouragement to readers, and to be an advocate as Christian media to bring awareness to and support the cause of other Christian ministries.

The cross and lighthouse have been the symbols of The Christian View magazine since its founding, and The Christian View's theme verse from the beginning has been Matthew 5:16: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."  This publication's mission is to shine the light of the Lord Jesus Christ, to serve as a light in the darkness to glorify and honor God.

In sharing that Jesus Christ saves and changes lives, this publication tells others' stories to tell His story. Articles
include The Christian View magazine's interviews with pastors and evangelists, Christian speakers and authors, singers and musicians, sports figures, community leaders, individuals living their faith through adversity and trials or through overcoming addictions, and those involved in local, statewide, national, and international missions and ministry organizations, and more. In addition, guest writers include preachers and missionaries, Christian speakers and writers, leaders from charitable organizations, leaders in education, and others who have written inspirational articles or about mission trips or about missionaries and more.

When The Christian View was founded, thousands of copies of each issue, printed by Hiott Printing Company, were distributed at hundreds of locations in the Upstate of South Carolina, including churches, bookstores, grocery stores, restaurants, other businesses, organizations, ministries, the local prison, and local rehabilitation homes for those overcoming alcohol and drug addictions, as well as to subscribers' homes in the Upstate and out of state.

The Christian View has transformed into a completely online free digital magazine, and God has used this vessel to reach readers across this state, and in all 50 states in the United States, and in
173 countries around the world, sharing the Gospel locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally, as Jesus said, in Acts 1:8, that His followers are to be His witnesses in Jerusalem, Judaea, Samaria, and the uttermost part of the earth.

About the owner & founder, Publisher & Editor Karen Brewer:

She has been a respected and trusted full-time journalist in her home county since July of 1999, when she was hired as the Editor of an historic newspaper established in the county seat in the 19th Century. In addition to editorial duties and writing a column about current events, she also wrote feature stories on local citizens and wrote several hundred news stories each year, reporting on multiple beats, including government, education, law enforcement and crime, veterans' events, other events throughout the county, and news about churches, charities, and other organizations. She also reported on political elections as a stringer for the Associated Press (AP) and was requested as a writer and photographer in other publications. She was presented statewide journalism awards for news and feature stories (writing and photography) from the South Carolina Press Association and was also given plaques from organizations including the local American Legion post and local Prevent Child Abuse agency in appreciation of news coverage for those organizations.

While a college student, she was a part-time journalist, employed from age 18 to 21 by Clemson University's Media Relations (formerly News Services and University Relations), where she wrote press releases sent to the media, wrote articles in the university's newsletter and
Clemson World magazine, and wrote the script for a television commercial for the university. She was also a staff writer for the student newspaper, The Tiger, and wrote articles about the Strom Thurmond Institute for The Clemson Messenger newspaper, and she and fellow journalism students created and wrote articles for a publication for Helping Hands of Clemson, a foster home and emergency shelter for abused and neglected children.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in English Literature and a minor in Journalism, from Clemson University, with studies in literature, poetry, short story writing, poetry writing, playwriting, film, journalism, political science, Constitutional law, United States history, world history, astronomy, psychology, calculus, philosophy, and three foreign languages. She also earned a Master of Arts degree in English from Clemson University, with the Master's oral exam covering more than 150 works in British and American Literature.

She gave up a job she loved as a newspaper Editor to step out in faith and follow God's call to create a Christian publication, to use journalism to share the message of the Gospel and to be a source of encouragement for readers and to bring awareness to support other Christian ministries. She is devoted full time to Christian journalism, not requiring subscriptions but trusting that the financial resources to accomplish this mission will be provided by advertising sponsors and donors who also see this need in our world.

A follower of Jesus Christ, she believes that the Bible is the inerrant, infallible, inspired Holy Word of God. A Southern Baptist, she has been a longtime active and faithful member of her church, the only church of which she has been a member, and she served with six Pastors on the South Carolina Baptist Convention's Resolutions Committee, yet she is supportive of all denominations within the Christian faith. She has several cousins who are Baptist Pastors, yet she also is descended from a Methodist Episcopal minister who served in the Revolutionary War.  Several different denominations within the Christian faith are represented in articles in The Christian View magazine.

She quotes these well-known words from Denver Moore: "I'm a nobody that's trying to tell everybody about somebody that can save anybody."  And these words from Dr. Johnny Hunt: "Life is short. I want to live to make a difference. I want to live as intentionally and as committed as I can to make as many differences as I can for the glory of God."


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"Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all."
I Chronicles 29:11