Here’s what I learned after getting a Ph.D. When I started, this is how I thought about knowledge. My brain is like a jug that gets filled with information. Then I started the PhD program, and this is what I experienced… Knowledge is not something to be acquired and contained. It is a vast sea […]
This category explores the postfoundational perspective. How do we navigate between the rigidity of absolutism and the emptiness of relativism?
Is there an intelligence of emotions, or do they just lead us blindly into brick walls or over cliffs? Shouldn’t we be strong and smart and able to make our own paths? Are emotional people, especially emotional men, who like to tell stories and create art somehow weaker than “real men” who are grounded in […]
The Deep in the Burbs Research project is a postmodern story about navigating the treacherous waters between the Scylla of absolutism/positivism/foundationalism and the Charybdis of relativism/nihilism/deconstructivism.1 It is my basic assumption that these dualisms are a cause of much of our difficulty in the church today. A dualism is when you find two polar opposite […]
I believe the Holy Spirit moves through Twitter. I know that sounds weird, but the story I am about to tell is one that has happened often to me. Yesterday I started writing an essay about dualisms and how we can navigate between seemingly polarized opposites. I’ll post it when it is finished. This morning […]