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conservative? liberal? can't we just forget divisions?

It is always exciting when the US-2 clan is in the “news” even if it is the 2004 end term article and has nothing to do with me. You can read the article about the 2004-2006 class of US-2s here. It is great to know that group of people and I am excited for what their respective futures hold.

Housesitting brings reading, so I should have some content driven posts here soon. I read an article out of Relevant magazine last night on the emerging church/ Emergent that someone had wanted me to read though she didn’t want me to know it was in Relevant. I can’t help it if I have other circles that started talking about the article and I found a way to get my hands on it. Sometimes I’m biased against Relevant because they look like a progressive magazine and then don’t always follow through with what their image is. I guess it is ok to be “safe” in this overly "conservative" Christian climate we’ve got going on in our country right now, but frankly I wish some of these voices speaking out were a bit more edgy and really addressed some of the injustice and other things going on right now that make me cringe. In any case, there will be a post on that article in the near future.

I had this discussion with Kel yesterday about that, he was letting me in on the recent conference in Washington that addressed poverty from a faith based perspective. There were lots of articles that seemed to bash anyone who might be thinking outside of mainstream Christian thought, immediately jumping to the conclusion that anyone concerned for poverty in these matters are ridiculously left. It becomes an us and them immediately. Aren’t we all working for the glory of God? Shouldn’t we all be working together in this fight to help the least and the lost? Inn my opinion, postmodern thought is all about breaking down these constructions. Deconstruction is something that has to happen before we can really truly begin to love each other in the way that Christ calls us to. The quest will ultimately be to reconstruct ourselves in such a manner that there are not divisions, but rather a world that looks beyond inward thinking and works towards a world frame that isn’t so self-centered.

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