Christian Mysticism of the Future

One of my gripes with Phyllis Tickle's book The Great Emergence is that she provides little or no insight into where she thinks the church is headed during this period of emergence. I think everyone kind of gets it that post-modernity is a hinge time, where we're after something that no longer works (modernity) and we don't really know yet what it is we're before. (as an aside, I figure it's either going to be a new renaissance that will make the 15th century look like a dress rehearsal, or else … [Read more...]

“For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it…”

Check out this article about the resurgence of the survivalist movement.Survivalists have been with us for a long time now — I suppose the impulse to hoard, fortify, and defend is as old as humankind — and certainly it is no surprise that our rapidly rising energy and food costs would inspire a new generation of folks with bunkers filled with freeze dried foods. To be honest, I haven't even thought about the survivalist mentality in years, not since I lived in rural Tennessee (it seems that the … [Read more...]


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