Faith, Love, Hope - Characteristic Postmodern Virtues

Faith, Love, Hope - Characteristic Postmodern Virtues

Notes from a workshop I ran as part of a series on the relationship/interplay between Deconstruction and Christianity for my work with the Chaplaincy at Mac Uni. This was the opening session, introducing a number of the concepts and exploring faith, hope, and love as "unconditional" (undeconstructable) compared to their "conditioned" (constructed) counterparts belief, expectation, reciprocity.

"That is a hope I hold, but that hope might be dashed, it might not be realised – that is why it is hope and not expectation, I’m hoping in a possibility… and I believe that this is the kind of hope that we as Christians are called to have..."
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ON CALLER ID AND THE IDOLATRY OF CONTROL

ON CALLER ID AND THE IDOLATRY OF CONTROL

I’ve been thinking about Caller ID, this wonderful technological marvel that allows us to see who is calling us before we need to hear who is calling us. To be true, there are some very real, vital benefits that can come from this advancement in call screening (allowing people who really do need to avoid speaking to someone to avoid speaking to someone), however I think, by and large, it speaks to a larger issue in our lives… namely, our compulsive need to control.

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