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

Media Review

Following City Girl

  Fidel Nyongesa is passionate about sharing the gospel, seeing people’s lives transformed by the gospel; loves chillies and football; reads widely, thinks deeply and writes for Conversation… Over the last few weeks, I have been drawn to read a column in the Saturday Nation called ‘City Girl’ for two reasons. First, it’s because the … Continue reading

Blame the ground
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Blame the ground

David Maina is the managing consultant of Perfometer Agribusiness Consulting House, on the board of iServe Africa, and he’s also a great storyteller and writer… Among the Agikuyu community, there used to be various social and religious ceremonies and there was a reason for every ceremony. Such ceremonies marked good times as well as bad times. One … Continue reading

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Why sing? (part 6)

Martin Irungu, iServe Africa alumnus, surveys the contemporary church scene and draws our focus to true worship:     Are we missing the point? In our churches today, many have emphasized different forms of worship, how to experience a ‘spirit flowing‘ worship service as well as the need for churches to have a ‘powerful’ praise and … Continue reading