Who’s the Neighbor?
Modernity is a worldview that includes a high value on learning and facts. There’s an understanding that if we can understand a problem thoroughly enough, we can develop the technology to solve it. Post-Modernity is a worldview that took a cold, hard look at Modernity and concluded “Bologna.” Postmodernity knows that no everything is knowable or solvable or explainable. It puts a high value on experience and truths, but believes truth is determined by shared experiences. In some ways, this week’s parable is a preview to those issues … some 1500 years before Modernity was even a thought.