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September 01, 2005



Pre or post incarnation. Doesn't the fallout from certain positions still continue hurt us? Such Tags are empowering or disempowering according to how you use them. Modernist interpretations of Christianity have been incredibly destructive to marginalised communities.

The beauty about a Post-modernity of resistance is it's articulation of "Thirdspace" and attempt to move beyond binary oppositions. With all the implications for justice-making that this space entails. Any spirituality worth it's salt has occupied this "Thirdspace". Post-incarnation, our role as the body of Christ is to engage in these power struggles of language.

What do you think?


"Post-incarnation, our role as the body of Christ is to engage in these power struggles of language."

I'd agree with that. But the fact of the incarnation gives us a new place - I'm not sure if it could be described as a 'third place' - to embark on that engagement. Perhaps the notion of binary opposition is not the right way to describe pre and post incarnation... I'm wondering if it goes entirely beyond that, if only we could properly take it on board. The hurt has perhaps come where medidation on this radical new reality has played second fiddle to these other positions?


"Thirdspace", "Lived space", "Heterotopia"… all these are attempts to go beyond (Meta) into a "radical new reality". They're multiple, simultaneous possibilities that leave dualistic thinking way behind.

Beyond's a great word here. In these worlds you can occupy both centre and periphery. Not one or the other. Real boundary stuff, just the stuff you like!


Interesting enough. The experience with "Peanut Mobsby", Speed metal and beer is totally Thirdspce too. A far more realistic articulation of the everyday.

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