Thursday, April 05, 2007
So my friend Tabs asked: "is this like a pomo anonymous meeting or something? and is there more to this question that we need to delve into?"
To that I say an emphatic: idunno!
A part of me feels like the pomo discussion is all played out (but I've been in grad school forcing people to discuss it with me for the last three years). Then I get a reminder that these ideas are making their way around and it's good to revisit them once in a while.
Maybe if we work really hard we can come up with some sort of result from postmodernity. Most of the "cutting edge" churchy-pomo people are done with the term "postmodern" because it has so much baggage (art, philosophy, architecture, The Simpsons) and because (as Ty, Tim, Matt, et al pointed out) it is really just negative and reactionary.
Do you ever feel like the Israelites in the wilderness? Sometimes I just want to go back to "Egypt" where things were simple and rational and easy. Most of the time I happy to be out of "slavery", but I'm impatient to get to the "promised land". Perhaps there is value in the "wilderness" through which we travel.