A new year offers the opportunity for a new look.
The rather lame 'nice chatting' was only ever meant to be a transitional name for my blog while I thought of something that captured the essence of why I am blogging. That name lasted three years - UGH!
While it is a technical term that I learned when I studied Greek and Hebrew, 'exegesis' is a word that sums up what this blog is about. The idea is one of unpacking - taking what is tightly packed and densely complicated and opening it up and laying it out so that people can see and understand more clearly.
And while it is most often used for tasks associated with the Bible - like interpreting and preaching - 'exegesis' is a word I have loved to use more widely. This has been the great love of my working life for two decades now. Our culture needs exegeting. People need exegeting. I need exegeting. On and on it goes... It is as these things become unpacked that the potential for re-packing becomes possible.
So I have settled for exegesis: the art of unpacking because this is something which animates me. I like to see this blog as a service, as a resource that can help readers live a little more faithfully within word & world.
My thanks to my lovely daughter Alyssa for designing the new header for my blog!