There has always been change; the opposite of that word is death. But today, change begets more change. Its increasing momentum is ever before us, and the shifting realities can be unsettling. So how do we respond?
We could run for comfort of course; seek shelter in nostalgia or some static, reinforced zone of “Unchange.”
Or we can meet the change head-on and interact with it. We can retool, realign, and reestablish our voice for a postmodern mind and a post-Christendom context. This is my choice, and I commend the adventure of it to you.
The postmodern era brings us a world that deconstructs established institutions (including the church) and longs for mystery rather than simple equations for life. Monologues must be traded for dialogue; conventional wisdom for innovation; dogmatism for open spirituality; the mapped-out for the uncharted. How do we discuss the age-old gospel in such contexts?
Let’s find out. In these pages, I seek to interact with you via the electronic word. Just beware my dyslexia and the blunders it invites! Fear not, however. There also will be video, as I walk the streets and talk with everyday people; audio, particularly through my weekly teaching at Grace Point; and pictures that are often worth a thousand words. In other words, this page itself is a postmodern response to the questions of the day. My disability has actually driven me toward embracing the multimedia expressions that postmodernity favors.
This world has shifted even since you began reading this page. Together let’s chart the changes in real time.