Hindsight is 2020 but Foresight is 50/50: Expectancy with Messianic Hope

In the midst of home confinement and stringent guidelines to limit the spread of a highly contagious and potentially fatal virus, we were all left wondering if life will ever return to any semblance of normalcy. The deep-seated dread gnawing at our insides is not just a symptom of fear due to the menacing virus … Continue reading Hindsight is 2020 but Foresight is 50/50: Expectancy with Messianic Hope

Conversations: The Challenge of Christmas (Episode 17)

Emmanuel Buteau is back for another special “Conversations” episode of the Liminal Theology Podcast. Here Emmanuel and Jonathan Best explore contemporary issues and concerns through practical theology and liminality.  In this episode, Emmanuel and Jonathan look closely at the challenge of Christmas. It begins with an exploration of “What’s next?” but swiftly turns into a … Continue reading Conversations: The Challenge of Christmas (Episode 17)

Liminality, Communitas, and Hope (Transition, Fear, and Liminality: Part II)

Author Note: This essay will be part of a book currently in-progress. While not necessary, you can read Part I here. Modernity’s collapse and our collective thrust into the transitional “flux” marking today’s global insecurity surely suggests the need for a serious study of transitions. Navigating unstable times without a sense as to the “why” and “how” … Continue reading Liminality, Communitas, and Hope (Transition, Fear, and Liminality: Part II)