Drinking from an Empty Glass
Living out of a Meaningless Spirituality
If I only had a nickel for every time my truth died.
The world can be a scary place. We need security. We need to know that what we are doing matters. We need to know that we are going somewhere. We need a truth in which to ground our lives. For centuries, Christianity has offered just that.
Postmodernity, however, has thrown back the covers to reveal the extent to which all promises of an Absolute Anchor are similar to bedtime stories. There is no Truth to be found. There is no inherent Purpose in anything. There is no ultimate Meaning to existence.
By revising Christian theology with an understanding of postmodern narrative, I argue that the dismantling of absolutes is a good thing. It is the ejection of idols. It liberates humanity to work together and co-create life-giving meaning in a Meaningless universe. After all, the Divine is relative.
~ Vernon A. McGuffee II