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
Living on the Boundary
I've always been fascinated by the boundaries. Perhaps I can blame this on my background in practical theology, which emphasizes cross-disciplinary collaboration and learning (especially in the social sciences). Truth be told, my own interests have always bordered somewhere between theology and philosophy. I've never wanted to blindly isolate myself into one camp. Of course I still believe … Continue reading Living on the Boundary
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?