Monday, February 27, 2006

Goodbye and Hello

I worked through some stuff this weekend regarding my stance on postmodernism and modernism and the weird tension between the two. usually I am labeled and lumped with the postmodern group, because I have a questioning mind and am willing to try new stuff. but that's gotten kinda annoying. And i'm not sure that I want to be labeled anything, except one thing. A Christ follower.

So I'm saying goodbye to gray, the ambiguity that is embraced by postmoderns. Hello to the clarity of the gospel: love for all.

Goodbye to black and white, the idea that there is a clear cut answer for anything (embraced by moderns). Hello to the ambiguity of grace: God's love for all.

And in the same breath, I welcome "grayness" and "black and whiteness", but only as they help me understand who Jesus is and help me convey his love to others.

5 comments:

Brian said...

Welcome to the next step beyond gray... oblivion! No seriously. I think the goal of it all is to be a missionary in whatever context we find ourselves - modern, post, pre, anti, uber, comatose, etc.

There is winfalls and pitfalls whatever culture we find ourselves in. Perhaps we really are supposed to be "detectives pointing out the fingerprints of God", as someone said once who I can't remember their name.

Josh said...

I think the source of the quote you gave me was Steven Curtis Chapman..."I can see the fingerprints of God...when I look at you"

Yes, the heart of Christ is a heart dedicated to loving people where they are, which I think is a missionary heart. Love transcends language, gentleness goes beyond cultural bounds, joy rises above the confusion. If we strive for the heart of Christ, I think he will produce the fruit of his spirit in all we do...and that will be a light to others who have not yet discovered his heart.

Josh said...

Sam...why'd you remove your comment? I like what you have to say...

Sam said...

Word...I'm finding myself in the comatose context currently.

Sam said...

The first one was spelled incorrectly...sorry perfectionist