The writings of Rev. Howard Moody

Living in the Overlap

Living in the Overlap: What Personal Belief and the Church Might Look Like in the Postmodern World is Howard’s 2008 paper that has sparked conversations all over the country about the state of the church and its future. Howard contends that many of today’s churches and their congregants are worshiping theologically and liturgically in a bygone era, “consciously or otherwise.”  He explains: “Religious people may be medievalist on Sunday, modernist at work on Monday, and postmodernist in quantum physics class on Wednesday. This is what I mean by Living in the Overlap: the modern and postmodern ages coexist, and some of us live with one foot in each age.”

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