These days there are lots of ways in which we get our news – the classics: the evening news and the daily newsprint. The more modern 24-hour television and radio news – and even that gives way to the online, instant news that is a click away, a pop-up notification or just a swipe away.  While the modality changes, these days what is common is that each is a venue in our hunger for good news. Perhaps “hunger” does not describe our condition. These days we are starving for good news as we are offered an unending buffet of devastating headlines about the pandemic, the economy, Beirut, civil war, the rise of intolerance, … all fueled by rumor, innuendo, and the well-placed lie …. I could go on. Continue reading

Explaining God…

…is something that has eluded the best of humanity who would try to explain. The good folks at The Bible Project offer that Scripture has been describing God for us since the opening verses of Genesis. They “connect the dots” for us to explain that you can’t explain, but you can well describe. It strikes me that is perhaps at the core of the most human of endeavors. We don’t “explain” the love of our life; we describe. And so “description” is perhaps the best language for approaching God and entering God’s all embracing love.

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