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Progressive, Postmodern Christianity Part 1: I Remain Incredulous

31 JAN “There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.” ―  Harold Pinter   “Simplifying to the extreme, I define postmodern as incredulity toward metanarratives.”  ―  Jean-François Lyotard,  The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge   My mom was a terrific cook. She started sharing her skills with me when I was very young and she began simply, with scrambled eggs. Throw some eggs in a dish, beat them up, cook them and voilá, delicious food!    Of course, a couple of cooked eggs isn’t that exciting. Once I got the hang of not overcooking them, Mom taught me how to add seasoning. Salt and pepper always make a dish more interesting. Then, I started to add chives, salmon, different types of cheeses. I still add a little milk and then beat them fluffy. As I gained experience, I took ideas from different recipes I discovered and mash

The Divine Journey

Matthew 2.1-12 (CEB) After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem.  2  They asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We’ve seen his star in the east, and we’ve come to honor him.”  3  When King Herod heard this, he was troubled, and everyone in Jerusalem was troubled with him.  4  He gathered all the chief priests and the legal experts and asked them where the Christ was to be born.  5  They said, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for this is what the prophet wrote:  6  You, Bethlehem, land of Judah,  by no means are you least  among the rulers of Judah,  because from you will come  one who governs,  who will shepherd my people Israel.” 7  Then Herod secretly called for the magi and found out from them the time when the star had first appeared.  8  He sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search carefully for the child. When you’ve found him, report to me so that I too may go and honor him.”  9  When the