Resurrecting the Series In May 2020, I published “Workflows” on my blog. In July of that year, I published a sequel—meant to be one in a series of posts about research productivity—entitled “‘Welcome’ to Graduate School.” Unfortunately, the Workflows series died with that second post. The outline I had envisioned in the first post was …
My Twitter friends @henryjwallis, @YAgamben and I (@WoeToChorazin) recorded a new podcast on Forms regarding Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben’s address to clergy in Paris, “The Church and the Kingdom.” Be sure to listen to it today!
The human community is not identical to the community of God, but the community of God is contained in the human community. Every person, being an image bearer, is meant to mirror God’s divine kavod as an apostle of his Edenic-restorative mission. All have turned away from this mission — we build our houses on sand, rather than on the immovable rock. The liberating power of the Gospel is the emancipatory procedure through which God manumits, enfranchises, and coronates his children as heirs to the promise. This is in effect God’s freely willed binding of his selfhood to human nature, eternally (in his will as the moment of his being, eternally unfolding in the energies of the Spirit) and in the incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension, and glorification of Jesus Christ. The liberating potentiality of the Gospel is actualized in the dialectic movement of the already-not-yet schema.
Welcome to the pharmacopornographic regime. Digital screens, monitors, and interfaces of every size buzz, pulsate, and project wave-particles of light into the air, all around us, twenty-four hours a day. For those born after the advent of Web 2.0 (at the new millennium), there has never been a period of non-digitally mediated subjectivity.
What you will read below is a time capsule—containing some of some of my earlier writing. it is a continuation of previous reflections.