Are the ten commandments the foundation of “law and order” or its deconstruction? Are they words of repression or liberation? Do they impose a restrictive law “written in stone” as it were, or are they a call to a life of covenantal faithfulness? Do they legitimate blind and patriotic obedience to the state, or are they a radical word of revolution and civil disobedience?
Kissing the world beautiful. That's campus ministry! Shoulder to shoulder – sometimes in the library together, sometimes on the streets of Toronto, sometimes in sharing our stories – and cheek to cheek – in the passing of the peace, in holding each other in joy and in sorrow – we’ve tried to embrace this world, this gift of creation, in all of its beauty.
[A meditation on John 15.26-16.15 for Wine Before Beer, August 25, 2015] In one of his most memorable quotes, philosopher Richard Rorty once said, “Truth is what your contemporaries let you get away with.” Truth is a social construction and so what counts as truth is essentially whatever gains the greatest agreement (one way or another) at any time.