The new state
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The new state

We’ve looked at a couple of themes in this post-post-modern condition – the new truth and the new morality. The third theme – the new state – flows from and enforces the previous two themes. In a nutshell, the new state tends towards populist totalitarianism. An important caveat Before going on though it is important … Continue reading

The new morality
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The new morality

The agenda of the New Atheists was never simply to promote science and materialism over and against religious belief and super-naturalism (though that was core); it was also the promotion of a new morality: an attempt to show that religion was not only untrue but bad and that atheistic humanism can produce a superior morality … Continue reading

The new truth
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The new truth

Post-modernity was open to any narrative, any ‘truth.’ If you wanted to say there were fairies at the bottom of your garden then that was ‘an interesting folk perspective worthy of narration’ (and worthy of a PhD or two exploring the polyvalence and intertextuality of this tradition). In fact post-modernism was suspicious of science because … Continue reading

Post-post-modernism
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Post-post-modernism

The death of post-modernism has been announced by a number of cultural commentators. In 2006 Alan Kirby wrote an article in Philosophy Now called, ‘The death of postmodernism and beyond.’ Another British writer, Edward Docx, in a 2011 article for Prospect Magazine, ‘Postmodernism is dead,’ noticed that a London museum was putting on a ‘retrospective’ … Continue reading

The Youth Ministry Issue: Out Now
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The Youth Ministry Issue: Out Now

From Lydia Maingi’s editorial: What comes to mind for most people when they hear the words ‘youth ministry’ is lights, top quality sound system, activities and food… With so many things battling for the attention of young minds today many youth leaders have responded by offering alternative ‘clean’ entertainment. But the problem with the entertainment solution … Continue reading