The Desert Shall Blossom

The Desert Shall Blossom

Flourish is a rich and reassuring word. From the Latin stem florere, it relates to flowers. To flourish is to “develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly congenial environment.” Who wouldn’t want to flourish,...
This Prophet Didn’t Mince Words with Oppressors

This Prophet Didn’t Mince Words with Oppressors

Reading the text of the prophet Nahum is an exercise in theology in the service of imagination, and imagination in the service of theology. Yes, it is a “text of terror,” a tour de force description of the defeat, fall and ultimate humiliation of Nineveh, the greatest...
How Trees May Help Your COVID-19 Anxieties

How Trees May Help Your COVID-19 Anxieties

We’ve all had to find our own ways of coping with a restricted way of life while we co-exist with COVID-19. Apparently, lots of folk have been tuning in to Bob Ross, the American painter, instructor and television host on his own program, The Joy of Painting. It helps...