Thanksgiving weekend, 2000 — Journalism is all about dealing with timely material, and nothing is more perishable than yesterday’s big news. As this is written, of course, the big story is that almost three weeks after the election, we still haven’t chosen a President. Turns out our system doesn’t do well with razor-thin margins or fight-to-the-last-breath candidates, particularly since our method of counting votes uses a surprisingly leaky bucket.
Editor’s note: For anyone familiar with Christians in Photojournalism, Jim Veneman is much more than just another shooter. Working with the Southwestern Theological Seminary, Veneman has organized the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference for the last 10 years. So we’re breaking protocol just a bit. Jim is telling his story in his own words.
By Jim Veneman
“This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people.” – Jeremiah 31:33
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! – II Corinthians 5:17