Tuesday, March 2

Tag: post-modernism

Theology Moment:  Non-Anxious Presence

Theology Moment: Non-Anxious Presence

I recently wrote a blog post titled, “Post-Modernism is Dead…Wait…What?“ In it I raised four points. We need to learn how to use technology within a theological context, We need to be evangelicals within this new context, We need to be a non-anxious presence in our communities, and We need to teach critical analysis of all things spiritual and religious. I recently followed up #2 here. This is a follow up to #3. In the 1960's, we started undergoing huge changes.  Many scholars consider that post-modernism started during this time...the late 1950's or early 1960's.   Post-modernism deconstructs the rules that run our lives and run our society (the concept of separate but equal).  It deconstructs groups (women act this way v. men act this way).  It started a sea tide of change in whic...

Post-Modernism is Dead…Wait, What?

Philosophy, Religion
I feel compelled to sum up an article that I read at PhilosophyNow.org.  And the compulsion to sum up the article may in fact be the proof that post-modernism is dead according to the author, Alan Kirby, PhD. In interactions there are three possibilities.  There is the originator of an idea, the recipient of the idea, and the place in the middle where they come to meet.  In the past, from an empirical standpoint (modernity), we have privileged the originator of the idea in an attempt to be a "neutral" party with no claim over content.  We moved to the idea that there is no "neutral" way to receive the idea so we grew, in post-modernism, to understand our own social locations in an attempt to neutralize our own biases.  In fact, this still privileges the originator of the idea (this is Kir...