Reading the interesting comments about truth & doctrine in the other post, made me wonder, if we realize our ideas, about doctrine, truth, or even commenting on these topics, are so greatly informed by our cultural backdrop of postmodernity. The context of our environment, consciously or unconsciously, manipulates our answers, as well as our questions. I did a quick rundown of the last 300 years of these influences at my ethoughtsblog on xanga (gasp. I had it before I was on blogger, sorry.) There you can check out the influences we are under, (you get find it a the wit4life.com site, if need be.)
I’d like to pose the question- how many of you, my friends at emerging women, have notice we are sort of like fish swimming in water, and unaware that we are wet when it comes to our thoughts on these, and other matters?
There is sort of a vertigo quality to postmodernity, and the culture of it, that make it difficult to nail much down. I’m certainly affected because I’m part of my culture, and I think the answers I’m seeing show most of us are too. I’d say “all of us are”, but that would be too absolute. whoops.
Saying “Truth is a Person”, helps, but what does it clear up considering our particular thought paradigm? And do any of you see a move toward a different cultural backrop?
Anybody? Anybody? Bueller? : )
Labels: Culture, Emerging Church, Theology