Monday, December 31, 2012

Missing Silence in the Midst of Tragedy

This is the ironclad logic of continuous broadcasting: Broadcasting must be continuous. Someone must always be saying something even when there is nothing new to say. The most basic lesson for those who would comfort the victims of tragedy is that the first, best response to tragedy is presence, and often the best form of presence is silence.
–Andy Crouch, "The Media and the Massacre: True Compassion Requires Turning Off the News," Christianity Today (19 Dec 2012).

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