Abductive Columns

Monday, January 16, 2006

Progressive Theology and Old School Practicum

As culture transitions from a former era to a new era, remnants of the old era trail alongside as new ministry practices are spawned along the transformational journey.
Unusual? Actually normal fare for cultural transitions.

• In the first century the Jews carried circumcision into a new era.
• In this century snail mail and email co- exist while electronic files and paper files live side by side in the offices of America.
Living in a portal between two epochs is about constant, discontinuous flux and the birth of strange cohabitations; one offspring of this transitional journey is the bedding of progressive theology and old school practicum.

One day, in the not too distant future, we will step out of the portal and into the fullness of time and the two will never again co-exist.

More to come...


At 8:24 AM, Blogger Andrew said...

Hmmm...comparing the ritual of circumcision with snail mail? Not the best analogy I've heard, but I'll be interested to see where you go with it.


At 1:12 PM, Blogger Fred Peatross said...

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At 3:05 PM, Blogger Fred Peatross said...

Don't like the analogy? The reason may be because it wasn’t meant to be an analogy emphasizing similarity. It was suppose to broadly illustrate how transitions inherently carry remnants (whatever they may be) from the past into the future; a human tendency for creatures of comfort.

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Andrew said...

Analogies are tough, but I see your point.

Good thoughts.



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