16 months ago we started a new project together: a blog talking about Christianity from a computer and religion nerd's perspective. We called it "Hacking Christianity" and have been tinkering with various Christian systems ever since.
But amidst all the star wars posts and humorous videos, on occasion one may look at the blog entries and perceive there's not much hacking being done. Or is there?
Hacking is simply a hermeneutic: a way of viewing an object. In this case, following the HX Manifesto, we are exposing new or novel interpretations or presentations of Christianity so that they break into people's closed systems of opinions about Christianity. Some are bad hacks which close up people's perceptions further. Some are great hacks which open up new biblical interpretations or allow the Spirit to flow easier. We need to look at what fundamentals are at play in making these hacks work.
Starting July 8th, there will be four weekly entries in a series about what fundamentals are at play in this hacking hermeneutic. We will be comparing classical definitions of "hacking" with hermeneutics with our approach here at HX. You will enjoy it.
Here's a short roadmap of the month:
- Defining "Hacking" in the Post-Information Age of Church.
- Won't Hacked Systems be broken and unsustainable?
- Are Hackers really creating Open Source Theology?
- Hacking in community: Where will we end up?