The obsession with family trees and generational roots in modern culture is a Testament to the reality that people care about where they came from.
Yet how many of us look back with despair at our roots only to see that the family blood even though thicker, was sometimes troubled and dysfunctional? What if my roots go back to “Vlad the Impaler?”
We no longer live in the modern era but the postmodern (post-truth) era. What does postmodernism mean to us today and why should we care?
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What does it feel like when a crisis strikes?
First, when a crisis comes it often comes quickly, like dark storm clouds descending on a plain. It darkens your mind and presses down on your emotions until your limbs feel like lead weights. Your heart tries to pound out of your chest, your throat dries, your stomach churns, and you are reminded (once again) that you can use more fiber in your diet.
We live in a season of rage and controversy. Every time you turn around, someone is outraged about something. From Twitter comments that spark a firestorm to Facebook rants written in all capital letters, rage seems to be in our nature. While some controversies are worth fighting for, others are not. This is where the Bible comes in . . .
We are drowning in an ocean of narratives that confuse, anger and cause fear. The world is filled with so many conflicting stories that we can be left overwhelmed and depressed. Even if a story is true, (which many are) we can fixate on it to the point of distraction. Which world story should we believe- focus on?