Tuesday Sep 27, 2022

Postmodernism for the Perplexed

If everything's postmodern, then nothing's postmodern. In fact, according to Dad, postmodernism is actually just modernism continued by other means. Perplexed yet? No worries, that's part of the plan. If you can't conquer the body, then conquer the soul, and the rest will follow. In this episode we sort out postmodernism and its doppelgänger, then explore ways to keep sane and whole amidst the insanity. Surprisingly, I give words of hope, encouragement, and peace. So listen in just for that surprising development!


1. Related episodes: Critical Social Theory, Pragmatism, Hannah Arendt, What Is a Person?, Cybertech and Personhood, Bonhoeffer's Life Together, Powers and Principalities

2. Nelson, "The Convening Power of the Pastor," Lutheran Forum 51/1 (2017): 50–51.

3. ed. Helmer, Truth-Telling and Other Ecclesial Practices of Resistance, including Dad's "Complicity and the Christological Path of Ecclesial Resistance"

4. eds. Stjerna and Thompson, On the Apocalyptic and Human Agency: Conversations with Augustine of Hippo and Martin Luther, with Dad's “Augustine, Luther and the Critique of the Sovereign Self”

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Even your definition of post-modernism suffers from post-modernism: you seem to only be able to tell us what you “personally feel” what is post-modernism. There are actually better definitions of this elsewhere, that are agreed to be most scholars and philosophers.

Thursday Apr 20, 2023


In the end, this isn’t a good example of post-modernism thinking.

Thursday Apr 20, 2023


Not sure that the Hunter Biden laptop thing is a good example of post-modernistic thought. Sad to see him go there. The only reason this exists is to counter and distract from the many corruption issues with our recent ex-president. Hunter was not in office with Biden, in-like Jared and Ivanka, in which there appears to be much more corruption. This is simply to distract. We don’t care about Hunter’s laptop issue. Why not focus instead on corruption and nepotism of Trump’s family members.

Thursday Apr 20, 2023

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