The Enlightenment sought truth but was too often blinded by it. Truth is more than sums and figures. It is more than science can ever reveal. Truth, if it is anything, is that light that God shines into our world.
This blog is a place for me to express my best attempts at understanding that light. I suspect it is simpler than I know and more complicated than I expect. Karl Barth once described preaching Scripture as both a necessary and impossible task, and I tend to agree. Our attempts at this wonderful chore bring His light into the world, and so we carry on with it.
I hope something on this blog can be of help to you. Some of it will be whimsical and some of it will be severe. God, I suspect, is both. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, “Absolute seriousness is never without a dash of humor.” Some of the things I post will be academic, as I have an interest there, but others I hope to be easily accessible to all readers. Above all, typos will surely abound, so get over it.
God has shown us something beautiful, and I intend to write about it. What He has yet to show us will be more radiant still, and I intend to write about that too. So enjoy, and walk in the light.
“Everything is beautiful in its moment, but the ripening is hidden from your mind, and you cannot comprehend beginnings or endings.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11, translation by Rabbi Rami Shapiro)1
Rami M. Shapiro, Ecclesiastes: Annotated & Explained (Woodstock, VT: SkyLight Paths Pub, 2010), 31. ↩