On Reading “Writing and Difference” by Jacques Derrida

Like so many books that rest comfortably on my shelves, Writing and Difference was an impulse buy prompted by the dual realization that (1) I know who the author is and why he/she is considered "important," and (2) that I had never actually read that particular author. Being a graduate student in the area of Christian apologetics … Continue reading On Reading “Writing and Difference” by Jacques Derrida

A Reflection on the Meaning of Texts

There is a tendency in many Christian circles -- even in academic ones where people should know better -- to confuse postmodernism with relativism. At many points, this confusion reaches a climax at which the terms postmodernism and relativism are used interchangeably as synonyms. Properly understood, relativism (moral, ethical, cultural, artistic, etc.) is a consequence of certain themes that … Continue reading A Reflection on the Meaning of Texts