August 19, 2008
Brad A. Greenberg
It’s been three months since the redesign of jewishjournal.com, and for undisclosed reasons I am just now updating the About page. I think from here on I’ll keep this page fairly dynamic. For now I’d like to tell you a little about myself and the mission behind The God Blog.
Since launching the blog in 2007, I’ve referred to myself as “a God-fearing Christian with devilishly good Jewish looks.” The description, I’d say, is an accurate one, though the nexus of my family history and religious beliefs has been a point of novelty and controversy.
This blog began at the LA Daily News as a forum for my frequent musings on the places where religion intersect with politics, education, science, sports and, of course, God. Religion, as I argued when applying for a newly created religion-reporting position at my first paper, is the single most important variable in any one person’s life and in the past, present and future of humanity.
I brought that perspective to The Jewish Journal, which is why this blog remains ecumenical in its approach. My belief has long been that whether you believe in The One God, many gods or none at all, you believe in something and you benefit from understanding the beliefs that shape other worldviews.
Don’t expect me to answer many of life’s great mysteries. (If I solve one, I may never get over myself.) But consider this a forum to learn about and discuss the many ways religions are leaving their mark on this world.