Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Living Spiritual Rhythms - November 16

We may now find ourselves in a somewhat dazed and confused context after the failure of modernism and its assurances of certainty, optimism, and progress. Postmodernism, however, has not fared much better, even in its rightful sweeping away of the illusions of the modernist dream. Problem is, postmodernism often leaves us with the opposite pole of modernism; uncertainty, pessimism, and circularity. Embracing the dirge for these two modes of seeing, living, and being may be painful, but it opens up the possibility of grasping something of the hope expressed in God’s promises and their trajectory toward a future that has sufficient lucidity to have an impact on the present.