Saturday, August 13, 2011

About NonModern

One thousand posts in seems like as good as any time to write an “About” blurb. Here you go:

What is NonModern?

NonModern is a blog of ideas, thoughts and observations. I started this project a few years ago to have a voice on the internet, and to satisfy the desire I have to write things down. If someone finds what I write interesting or helpful, then that is a bonus.

NonModern is a part of the Missional conversation. How do believers interact with the culture from a position of faith? Sometimes I write about that process, but what I try to do more of is actually interact with the culture around me.

Who is behind NonModern?

My name is Jason, and I live in Europe. My perspective on life and the world around me is a little different, because I am not European. I was born American, but spent much of my formative years living in South America. All of that combined with where I am today makes my perspective that of an outsider, pretty much anyway you look at it.


Why NonModern?

Mostly because I have been doing this for so long that I can’t change the name anymore. However, there is a reason for the name. Most Missional people try to relate to the culture and be “relative.” For a long time, that meant being “Postmodern,” but even that is a passing, changing perspective on the world. I think that believers have an advantage in that our worldview can relate to any philosophical perspective—it is not modern, postmodern or any other trendy way of looking at the world. It transcends any one philosophy or culture. Therefore, it is NonModern.

What will you find here?

I try to post something every weekday. Sometimes I look at what the Bible has to say to believers living in the world. More often, I look at things in the culture around me: film, television, books, politics or any other thing that sparks ideas. There are a certain number of rules that I started out with, and I still stick to them more or less.

Thanks for reading my blog!

I hope you find things that will cause you to think about things from a different perspective.

Please comment!

On the sidebars, you will find more ways to interact with me: the NonHerd is a way to follow this blog without implying mindlessly well… following. I am on twitter and Google+.

2 comments:

  1. Like the new look of the blog. It was good to see you and the family last week. Hope we will again soon.

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  2. Thanks, Deanna, for the comment and also for the thoughts you shared with us! I took notes and have the handouts and know that it will be something to help me. Hope to see all your family again!

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