Within the word we find two dimensions, reflection and action, in such radical interaction that if one is sacrificed---even in part---the other immediately suffers. There is no true word that is not at the same time a praxis. Thus, to speak a true word is to transform the world.[i] Paulo Freire What are true words? … Continue reading True Words
Another blast from the past. A paper I presented at the Association of Practical Theology in 2014. I explore the internet as a digital social space. I think my thoughts on the internet and social media have drastically changed (not for the better). However, I still hope that our digital tools can be a force … Continue reading Digital Social Space? Interpreting Digital Action and Behavior for Today’s Churches
Oxford dictionaries declared post-truth as the 2016 word of the year, defining post-truth as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” This marked not just a change in the English language, but also an important cultural and intellectual shift … Continue reading Being Religious in a Post-Truth World
So what? I first encountered this question in 2007 at Campbell Divinity School. I hadn't been taking graduate classes for very long, and in many ways my mind was still making the transition from undergraduate to graduate school. As an undergraduate this question, "So what?" had never occurred to me. I still assumed that any information, in and … Continue reading So What?