Postmodernity

len on November 5th, 2015

Scot writes, “This is about the ontology of Westerners squaring up to the ontology of the church, and church people and leaders squaring up to what we are facing. First, Western culture increasingly believes the fundamental problems of life are systemic and social, and are to be resolved through social progress and most especially through […]

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len on October 8th, 2014

“As Christians, and as the church of Jesus Christ, we are called by our Lord to be “in” the world, but “not of” the world. “No longer” who we were before we came to Christ, we are “not yet” what we will be when Christ returns. This bracing call to tension in both time and […]

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len on July 13th, 2014

IVP has released this book- subtitle “Global Awakenings in Theology and Praxis” – new this month. A wide and diverse group of contributors – diverse in location and in perspective. In an interview with the editors IVP editor David Congdon asks: “How would you characterize the ‘evangelical’ nature of this project? What positive resources do […]

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len on August 7th, 2013

Andy Crouch writes, “We are entering the age of “visualcy,” the third great transformation in the way that human beings engage and interpret their world. The first was orality, when the most culturally (and theologically) significant information was communicated and passed from one generation to another in the form of oral tradition, especially stories. Oral […]

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len on April 27th, 2013

At VIMEO — Brian Mclaren in Adelaide – Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World (Part 1 of 3). Elsewhere, the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. The website.. and the practical efforts .. are divided into four areas: God and Human Flourishing Faith and Globalization Ethics and Spirituality in the Workplace Reconciliation Program A Common […]

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len on January 22nd, 2013

It was Godwin Hlatshwayo who said, “Questions are fateful. They determine destinations. They are the chamber through which destiny calls.” At Reclaiming the Mission David Fitch asks a brilliant question: “Are the neo-Reformed group Niebuhrians?” – with the implication that if they are, then they will also be poorly equipped to engage a post-Christendom context. […]

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len on January 15th, 2013

This article in the Wall Street Journal, is worth pondering: “Whispers of Faith in a Postmodern World.” “Among our national pastimes, there is none more persistent than the ritual lament over the decline and fall of the arts. The death of the novel . . . the end of painting . . . if an […]

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len on January 7th, 2013

David Fitch writes, “Zizek narrates how coca-cola was originally concocted as a medicine (originally known as a nerve tonic, stimulant and headache remedy). It was eventually sweetened and its strange taste was made more palatable. Soon it became a popular drink during prohibition that still possessed those medicinal qualities (it was deemed “refreshing” as well […]

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len on October 20th, 2012

“We are witnessing the revenge of nomadism over the principle of territoriality and settlement. In the fluid stage of modernity, the settled majority is ruled by the nomadic and exterritorial elite. Keeping the roads free for nomadic traffic and phasing out the remaining check-points has now become the meta-purpose of politics.” Zygmunt Bauman, Liquid Modernity, […]

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len on October 7th, 2012

I interviewed Stuart Murray after meeting him at the Church Planting Congress in Calgary in the fall of 2012. Stuart is best known to many through his investigations into post-Christendom in the UK, prompted by many years of church planting efforts and the realization that something was significantly changing. This is our conversation. Len: Thanks […]

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