A PostModern Crisis – just what is truth?

Twitter has this evening seen @peterrollins (Ulster Emergent Theologian and Ikon (alt worship community) Guru) try to out his nemesis/alter ego/ chief mickey taker, ostensibly by claiming that he is @RealPeteRollins and he was just pretending all along. He has compounded this by now retweeting things the ‘real’ has said.

This is the whole Postmodern thing in action, because I don’t know what the truth is anymore: artifice and reality have been confused and there is no reference to authority anymore. He who claims to be real is the fake and the real now also claims to be fake. I am enthralled by Pete Rollins writing and speaking and we shared a discussion table on the emerging church and the sacramental life at Greenbelt 2009 which was fascinating and lost in the midst of time as it was one of the talks they never bothered to record (which was a pity because I thought we were rather good and we didn’t disagree half as much as Greenbelt obviously expected us to). I think I will certainly cite this sometime other Holy Week:


The @realpeterollins is always an entertaining read, and a good grounding for someone like Pete Rollins: a thorn in the flesh. The thing is, I will never have my own twitter ‘real’ stalker, so I can be thoroughly entertained by it all.

So, in the words of Pilate, what is truth?