Posts Tagged ‘good news’

Good news and media – Navigating the intersection

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

I wanted to start by acknowledging that what the Church calls Good News and what journalists call good news are entirely different things. The Christian Gospel, which is a word meaning, ‘good news’ – is that the Creator of all things, God, so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that all Read more

Seven reasons to be optimistic about the world’s oceans

Monday, September 20th, 2021
world's oceans

Yes, we’ve got an ocean of bad news. Climate change is warming and acidifying seawater, stressing or destroying coral reefs. Marine species ranging from whales to algae are endangered; overfishing is crushing many subsistence fisheries. Coastal ecosystems have been wiped out on a grand scale; key ocean currents may be faltering; mining firms are preparing Read more

Trusting the Good News

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Recently, “Grapevine” reprinted a notice originally on a billboard outside Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, Canada. Apology If you’ve been told that God is some kind of punishing, capricious, angry bastard with a killer surveillance system, who is basically always disappointed with you for being a human being, then you have been lied to. The church Read more

Unhealthy small churches — good news!

Monday, May 29th, 2017

I like the idea of small churches. But if they’re so great, why do I see so many more unhealthy small churches than unhealthy big churches? A small church pastor asked me that question recently. Not from cynicism or unkindness. It was out of genuine concern for a reality he saw. To be honest, it’s Read more