Thursday, November 03, 2005

Being Missional in a Postmodern World While Trying To Emerge Past Modernity

Ok, so it gets a little complex, sometimes.

Or does it really?

First, a quote from Lucy to Charlie Brown:
"I think we'd better pinpoint your fears. If we can find out what you're afraid of, we can label it."

Some of you have no idea what I'm talking about in the title, and you are the ones I want and need to spend time with. Some of you understand it very well and are already forming your arguments and trying to pinpoint where I land on a variety of issues - and you're the ones who are spending way too much time talking to the wrong groups people.

"Moderns and postmoderns," "Emergents and submergents*" don't really need each other's permission to change the world, do they?

Unless of course, the moderns are funding the postmoderns, and then things get kind of surreal...

*"Submergents" is not a term or label that you are likely to find in many discussions. I came up with that one all by myself.

3 comments:

flaredblond said...

Love your blog! It is so good to see that there are other Christians out there . I am a music ministers wife and can relate to your blogs .God Bless :)

John Henson said...

Good Peanuts quote! Dr. Scot McKnight has a great article on this topic. See his latest three posts at Jesuscreed.org.

Johnny Leckie said...

Flaredblond: Thanks for the nice words! Because I was one myself for years, my heart goes out to music ministers and their families everywhere!

John: Thanks for the links!