A very cool conversation with the always incisive and provocative Jordan Daniel Wood

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  1. Robert Fortuin says:

    Ay mi papi! Over 2 hours long! Is there a Cliff Notes version?

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    • Here’s the ultra-quick Cliff Notes: Provocative, wall-to-wall awesomeness.

      I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with both David and Jordan here and there over the past few years and they are some of the brightest and daring young theological minds I have had the pleasure of learning from.

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      • BTW, the Question David poses to Jordan at around the 1:13 mark regarding the crucifixion and Maximus’ cosmology is one of my favorite points in the conversation.

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        • brian says:

          Yes, it’s really good, Jedidiah. The whole question of the imagination, idols as a form of “bad” imagination, the ontological consequences, etc. is really intriguing. Christ initiates a counter-imagination, or heals the distortions of sinful imagination . . . and this offers a hermeneutic and prism by which one can discern many insights regarding “culture” at large. Really don’t want to have to wait two years for Jordan’s book.

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          • The entire concept of Christ creating the world by experiencing it in his Passion, and the implications for us (including the eschatological healing of all of the events comprised in time discussed shortly thereafter) in how we actively experience the world was really mind-blowing.

            I’ve been working on some new fiction that combines a many-worlds scenario as a sort of judgement parable where we encounter all our possible selves (which I take to be actual in other worlds within this specific cosmos) leads us ultimately with our true self (those co-seated with Christ as Paul expounds in Eph. 2) which is co-terminus with our encounter with Christ. Jordan and David’s writings and work have played a big part in helping me push my imagination further than it has gone before. My hope is it’ll be a beautifully strange work that is a kind of universalist riff off of Lewis’ Great Divorce, with some wacky multiverse fun thrown in the mix.

            And yes, Jordan’s book is going to be tremendous when it drops. I am hoping it’ll dovetail nicely with DBH’s upcoming You Are Gods.

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  2. brian says:

    The necessity for humor and appreciation of ironies comes across early on. Tradition lacking a puckish sensibility is likely to bog down in ahistorical fundamentalisms with the usual dour results.

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  3. Wayne Fair says:

    Was delighted to see this post here on the blog when I awoke this morning – I was watching the YT video last night as I went to bed and thrilled and provoked in the best sort of way at what I was hearing…
    I’m an old guy – and I thank God for raising up such young theologians/scholars (e.g. those posting on the comments here – as well as David and Jordan) in these days of dissolution – who are going back to the “old” yet ever new resources of of faith such as Maximus – then bringing forth new and reviving insights that have a profound “ring of Truth” – above all the “Cosmic” dimensions of Jesus Christ, “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and understanding”!
    “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” – Jesus, Matthew 13:52

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  4. Wayne Fair says:

    Reblogged this on Sovereign Love and commented:
    Don’t miss this!

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