Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pluralism vs. Relativism

I read an article earlier this week (“Theorizing Religion in the Global Age: A Typological Analysis” by Martin Geoffrey, who, like me, has two first names) in which the author laid out a typology between four different types of religion in our modern, global world.  Among these four were pluralist and relativist.  I found Geoffrey’s […]

What we can learn from Koreans (and other non-Western Christians)

My last several posts have dealt with the relationship between American and non-Western Christianies, and this post will conclude that vein of posts for a while.  In it, I’d like to reflect on some things that American Christians can learn from non-Western Christians. When most people talk about things we can learn from non-Western Christians, […]

The US of A and All of Us

Last week, I wrote about the extent to which postmodernity was a Western phenomenon, and the post before that, I wrote about the numbers problem in The United Methodist Church.  This week’s post sort of combines those two thoughts. As acknowledged, The United Methodist Church has some problems – problems with membership numbers, finances, structures, […]

The Western-ness of postmodernity

After a week and a half’s hiatus (ah, the start of summer!), we’re back and blogging.  Today, I’d like to talk about a topic that I think will weave together some threads from the last three or four posts, and that’s the relationship between postmodernity, the West, and the Majority World. It’s generally acknowledged that […]