AnonymousDeleted UserSeptember 28, 2020 at 11:56 pm
Can you even imagine a point in time where everything seemed hopeless? A sense of impending doom and a rising death toll spiraling out of control around us? What would be the response? Bruggemann is right in suggesting that viewing such a time could be countercultural. That our cultural experience and focus pushes past the discomfort to try and regain some sense of “normalcy.”
It’s interesting to read through this, especially living in the midst of the context that 2020 has brought us, and looking at the response that Evangelical Christianity has provided for much of the US, versus what Bruggemann’s model suggests — a model that suggests that perhaps 2020 is our time to move into disorientation and new orientation whereby we deconstruct and rebuild our communities to reflect a greater call to social justice.