Darlene and I are on a three-day trip to somewhere-and-back with a busload of people we love. It was more or less a last-minute decision to go on this trip, and I apologize for the interruption in what was supposed to be a series on "New-Model Evangelicalism." I'll get back to that ASAP after my return.
I'd say where we are and whom we're with, but in these days of heightened security alerts, discretion is the better part of valour. Besides, I noticed that the hydra known as C.T. is back to harassing people, and I don't want to risk having him/her/they/it hunt me down and slash the bus tyres.
Anyway, I plan to give a full report on the trip with some pictures sometime after I get home. Stay tuned.
For now, here's a brief reading report:
As I have mentioned before, it is my practice when I travel to take as much reading material as I can carry. Since this trip is by bus rather than by plane, I could carry more. So I have brought one briefcase full of stuff that I've printed out from various blogs and websites, and a second briefcase full of books.
I began, yesterday, with the printouts, because when I'm done reading, I can throw most of them away, thus lightening my load as I go. Of all the good and thought-provoking things in the stack, my favorite was about forty pages worth of blogposts on postmodernism from Doug Wilson at Blog and Mablog. Here's a sample of one I really liked:
That's typical of Doug's wry, ruthless analysis of pomo trends. There are some brilliant posts in Doug's "postmodernism" thread. (I would imagine that some of Doug's Auburn Avenue pals aren't entirely pleased that Doug is writing stuff like this.)
No time to write more at the moment. I'll try to post again either late tonight or early tomorrow.