Postmodern Liturgyis creating Experiences
This level would show your support for the free content on our site (podcast, blog, etc.). At this level you will also get access to discussion questions each week a podcast is published. These are great discussion questions for personal reflection or for group discussion. They designed to be perfect for a small group who wanted to use the podcast for a starting point.
In addition to the "Supporter" and "Music" benefits, you will have access to the blog which is specifically designed for ideas for liturgical planning in your setting. Each time a podcast is published a blog is published giving service planning suggestions and song ideas to match the episode. The private blog also includes regular articles on the topic of worship.
About Postmodern Liturgy
With all this being said, this site will have several main goals:
- Personally, deconstruction was a very important tool in my faith formation. It has also become quite popular in North American culture. However, often times this pursuit is incomplete. I would argue that deconstruction is a well rounded process of refinement, but I often run into people at the point that they have “thrown every out” and now have nothing. In my view, this is only half of the deconstruction process, and I would like to help with the process of evaluating what to “put back,” and more importantly how to “put it back.” Deconstruction is not actually an endeavor to dismantle one’s faith but as John D. Caputo says, “what happens in deconstruction has an inner sympathy with the very “kingdom of God” that Jesus calls for (“What Would Jesus Deconstruct,” p. 33). In essence, Jesus was the greatest deconstruct-or.
- I believe the arts, music for me in particular, have a great deal to do with creating environments for faith formation. Let’s just say, I think the church is doing a terrible job navigating these new waters. In fact, the church may be just sitting on the beach talking about what the water feels like. I would love to help the church better understand how to create environments for faith formation. But, if the church won’t do it, I would love to be a part of creating those spaces myself.
- I believe care for creation is a foundational aspect of the Christian faith. It is also a foundational idea in worship. I’d love to convince you of that as well.
- I want this to be a space where people can experience many different theological perspectives within the Christian tradition without the ridiculous cost of a theological education.
Please explore the site to see if any of the “services” seem beneficial to you.