I wanted to share some thoughts from Metavista, an impressive new offering from Colin Greene, Martin Robinson and Authentic/Paternoster publishing:
A global world means a multicultural, pluralist, interdependent and interconnected world in which we will all be constantly and profoundly affected by new developments in information and communication technology, by the continued democratization of knowledge, practical skills and generally available know-how, and by internationally operative business, managerial and organizational techniques.
This is not a world to be feared; it is simply one that will be continually reimagined – and it is time for the Christian church also to look afresh to its internal culture, its construal of the biblical narrative, and its supposedly gospel-oriented prophetic role in the contemporary world. Only by doing that can the Christian church move out beyond the decaying and collapsed structures of Christendom, forestall its persistent fefusal to indwell the biblical story, and overcome its loack of polical and ecumenical capital and cogency in a fast-changing world. Only in this way will the church become suitably skilled and equipped to negotiate a new role for itself in the new metaspace, or metavista, that is opening up before us.
Offical Metavista blog (quite under-exposed and worth reading)
MetaVista video interview on Allelon: Part One & Part Two & Part Three (I wish these were embeddable)
Bill Colburn’s review of Metavista
stumbling thru this book the best that i can, but it’s intellectually challenging!
OK. I’m on Chapter 3 now, and I’m getting more used to it. Very wordy, but I’m enjoying it so far. Thanks!