Mother’s Day Limerick – Post Modern Partum

    There once was an XX who named itself YY, (Being gender fluid made her mother cry), Then YY had a baby, And was no longer gender hazy, Mother’s Day and Joy made her cry.       © Jennifer A. Johnson, 2017, All Rights Reserved  Added 5-16-2017:   You won’t find this in a…

At 64

  At 64, The pages no longer turn at will, The knees no longer salute, The mind carries on As if yesterday mattered, As if tomorrow began anew.   At 64, Worries takeover, As tomorrow encroaches; Surmise sets On what tomorrow will be.   At 64, The sunrise still finds its setting, After today sings…

Sin is the Symptom

  (Or, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Idol) “In most popular Christianity, “heaven” (and “fellowship with God” in the present) is the goal, and “sin” (bad behavior, deserving punishment) is the problem. A Platonized goal and a moralizing diagnosis—and together they lead, as I have been suggesting, to a paganized “solution” in which…

A Blessing on Those Who Hear God’s Word!

  lo·go·cen·tric [ˌlôɡəˈsentrik, ˌläɡə-] ADJECTIVE: regarding words and language as a fundamental expression of an external reality (especially applied as a negative term to traditional Western thought by postmodernist critics, e.g., French philosopher and Deconstructionist Jacques Derrida, 1930-2004). ~~~ Deconstructionism is taught and practiced extensively in colleges and universities today.  It directly affects our world…