At its deepest level our culture
is one in which the old imagined world
is lost but still profoundly cherished
and in which there is bewilderment and fear,
because there is no clear way
on how to order our shared imagination
differently or better..
It is not the job of the preacher
to construct a full alternative world
for that would be to act as pre-emptively
and imperialistically as all those old construals
Rather the task is to fund – to provide
the pieces, materials and resources
out of which a new world can be imagined….
Voice a lot of little pieces
out of which people can put together
a life in a fresh configuration…..
not putting forward a large ordered coherence..
but make available lots of disordered pieces
that admit of more than one large ordering.