What makes news good news?
This is the question N.T. Wright tackles in his excellent book, Simply Good News: Why the Gospel is News and What Makes it Good.
His answer is that news, or news that is especially good news, is an announcement.
It’s an announcement about something good that has already happened (often unexpectedly). Because of this good thing that’s happened, things are now changed and things are changing!
We live in a news-saturated world. Much of is often not good news.
So, what makes news good news?