If our story is “We’re screwed,” it just absolutely destroys imagination, innovation, creativity.
Some wheels are spinning for me on this problem. After the IPCC report issued last week, I (like many others) found myself despondent and terrified. However, I think I’m realizing something, spurred on by the thought of Kierkegaard, N.T. Wright, Paul Hawken (above), and many others. We need better narratives. We need a better story — a better story about what kind of creatures humans are, what God is like and what God is doing with the world, what it means to be a conservative, what takes to participate in God’s good work all around us.
What we don’t need right now is negative apocalyptic narratives. We don’t need a “strongman” to save us. We don’t need big, giant, technological solutions to this problem.
We need a better vision of the world. And I want to work on that. More to come.