I have gone out of my way to be provocative, mischievous, and unclear, reflecting my belief that clarity is sometimes overrated, and that shock, obscurity, playfulness, and intrigue (carefully articulated) often stimulate more thought than clarity. There is great danger in the quest to be right.
Brian McLaren, A Generous Orthodoxy
Yesterday I pondered the idea of simplicity, of accepting God for who He says He is. Is it so bad to be simple-minded? I think it’s quite a gift, actually. Today, with some help from the headlines, we look at the idea of certainty and ask the question, “is it bad to be sure about things?” As always, real life in the year 2020 does the work for me, and provides me with some fantastic, parody-level examples of postmodern anxiety regarding truth:
Thanks, CNN. I thought I was reading The Onion, but alas, we’ve just made the leap…
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