Wednesday, April 16, 2008

More on Postmodernism

In recent weeks, I have written some about postmodernism. I came across something yesterday that I found interesting, so I wanted to share it with you:

Tim Stafford wrote in Christianity Today about teaching an introduction to Christianity class to a class of postmoderns. He said that at the beginning of class he showed his students a jar full of beans and asked each participant to guess how many were in the jar. then he asked them to write down the name of his or her favorite song.

When the lists were complete, he revealed the actual number of beans, and they determined which class participant was closest. Then he asked, "Now which one of these sons is the closest to being right?" The class answered that there is no right answer to a person's favorite song, because favorite songs are a matter of personal taste and preference.

Then Stafford asked the group, "When you decide what to believe in terms of your faith, is it more like trying to determine the number of beans or choosing your favorite song?" He said that the majority of the class said it is more like choosing your favorite song.
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You heard it here: Tonight on American Idol, either Brooke or Carly is gone. Kristi Lee squeeks by again.

1 comment:

rgolf48 said...

Very interesting observation. I was not surprised by the students answer about faith being like music.

I missed the show. I usually block out that time or record it, but the whole Maria Carey thing really turned me off.

So I'll go out on a limb and say either David A. or David C. goes home (NOT!).