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My colleague at Houston Baptist University, Sara Frear, entered the blogosphere today. I think her inaugural piece, “No News Is Good News,” might be of interest to many readers of First Things . At one point she writes:

But is the good really the norm?  With all the brokenness of the world, all the lives of quiet desperation, why does the bad, even of the explosive variety, come as a surprise?  Why not see the bad as the norm?

Looking at the question as a historian, Sara contemplates the fact that evil still startles us in spite of its commonness. You’d think we’d be used to the bad news by now.

Read her entire piece here .

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