Saturday, March 18, 2006

The Postmodern Morass: Say What?

2 Lent

What "emerging" Christians say:
Our faithful response to God’s initiative is a work of deconstruction and positive construction. It is deconstructive, because it demands that we confront our assumptions about Jesus and ourselves. Nothing we have learned needs to be thrown away, but rather judged in light of the Gospel.
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We are sitting prayerfully with the scriptures and re-learning our history, asking Jesus to show us how to be faithful, and releasing our former “churchy” goals as the idols they are.

We aren’t seeking, necessarily, to be “relevant to the culture,” nor are we searching for a better “worship experience.” We are letting go of the search for the big fix, the next spiritual fad that will somehow make Christianity “work for us” or make it easier.
What foundationalists/modernists hear:
dear diary. i'm so glad that postmodernism appeared to tell me the truth about how sexual ethics and mores are all socially constructed, and that Christian metanarratives are thinly veiled attempts at controlling me. i'm going to go fornicate like a wild animal now. Later

7 comments:

-mike- said...

How true are the words you speak (or write) I feel like that may be the story of my life...

He said...

She said...

BULLSHIT!

Ok, I'm done.

Kyle said...

You know, that was almost the title of the post. God bless you, little potato!

Rick said...

nice post once again.


Most deconstruction is not of the "bible or the Gospel but of one's "beliefs" about the Gospel or what the Gospel means.

It takes "faith" to do that.

The Archer of the Forest said...

I don't believe in Post-Modernism, which is ironically a very post-modern statement.

Kyle said...

Man, anybody who thinks that "postmodernism" exists as some kind of "force" that can or should be fought or resisted is just a foundationalist in sheeps clothing.

Uh, what?

Ben Finger said...

wow.

Fernando said...

Nice one!