"President Obama argued that the questions we face today need entirely new thinking, because not only is the old thinking incapable of resolving them, but in most ways it is what created them in the first place. When all the dust has settled, these are essentially spiritual questions. Those faced with unemployment, or diminished pensions, or just uncertainty, are trying to figure out what it means to live a life that is at least worthy, if not wealthy. And we are all wondering who and what we can now trust in, and why? Not to mention how we can personally respond to the laying waste of social and individual life, to take us forward into a better place. The spiritual traditions that engage honestly and openly with the big questions of our age are the only ones that will be part of the new future that so many of us now seem to be searching for. It’s enough to send you back to the stories of Jesus, another one who called for a radical rethink of how we live and who we are becoming. History repeating itself?"
The paragraph above is just a taste of the creative thinking of John and Olive Drane, who are blogging now over here. J+O offer some of the most creative and critical theological thinking and practice around, and if you don't know them this is a great way to get an introduction.