News & the Good News

A weekly reflection, in text and audio, on current events in the light of the gospel.

Creativity On The Run

March 22, 2021 According to some reports, the countryside may soon be the place where creative artists flourish. The reason is simple. Cities are just too expensive. The cost of living in New York City is twice the average cost of living...

What Bliss!

February 23, 2021 'What do you know about bliss?' someone asked me. Before I could answer, he explained that he was talking about a recently released movie.  He was not asking me about the emotional, spiritual state of perfect happiness or...

Praise, or Dispraise?

February 15, 2021 There is plenty of dispraise around. Dispraise. Yes, dispraise is a word. It means what it sounds like, though I confess I consulted a dictionary the first time I heard it. It sounded at the time inelegant to me. I...

Love in Challenging Times

February 8, 2021 Valentine's Day is coming soon and romantic love will be the primary love named, celebrated, rekindled, and even pled for ("Will you be my valentine?") on Feburary 14th. Some, rightly, will use the day to thank others for...

Seeking Wisdom

February 2, 2021 Just a few days ago on the radio, the host of one very partisan radio station was asked, “What radio station would you like to see banned?” He said, “I don’t want any of them banned. I don’t even want any of them to go out...

The Discipline of Quietness

January 26, 2021 “One day within your courts excels a thousand spent away” is the way one of our very beautiful hymns paraphrases Psalm 84, verse 9. Now, it may seem strange to cite this with the suspension of worship still in force (for...

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