Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spiritual Rhythms of Life for Today

It seems to me our culture is increasingly one of dislocation and fragmentation. Modernist notions of stability and permanence are rightly being shattered, as they were rooted in deception. In its place postmodern nomads now wander from here to there - to nowhere, but this is not merely a physical or geographical phenomenon, it pertains to the way folks live. False solidity has been replaced by false drifting. Flitting from this to that and back again is so common today. Many attempt to re-invent themselves by the hour. No home, no boundaries, no commitments – wandering. These powerful, persuasive, and misleading images are often peddled by our culture and embraced by the crowd. They leave us destitute and floundering. This form of the postmodern turn now needs to be replaced by a God turn, where true images of what’s creationally and redemptively real abound and offer therefore a safe space to be.