Schmemann on modern escapist spirituality

“Tired and disillusioned by the chaos and confusion he himself has brought about, crushed by his own ‘progress,’ scared by seemingly triumphant evil, disenchanted with all theories and explanations, depersonalized and enslaved by technology, man instinctively looks for an escape, for a ‘way out’ of this hopelessly wicked world, for a spiritual haven, for a…

on Technological Communication

In the third chapter of The Presence of the Kingdom, Jacque Ellul analyzes the problem of communication. The problem, simply state, is that true human communication is absent. There is, in modern culture, two elements that prevent modern man from human communication: a lack of awareness of culture, and an enslavement of the intelligence to…

Postmodernism and the like

Book: Postmodern Youth MinistryAuthor: Tony Jones This book nothing more of a tool that helps many youth workers understand today’s culture, based on the ever present era known as “postmodernism.” Among the many definitions, in my opinion postmodernism cannot have an absolute definition because times, lifestyles, subcultures and mindsets are constantly changing (which if you…