This is probably our new favorite word, second only to “relevant” which I wrote about recently. I have friends that describe everything as postmodern. They practically want to label their pancakes as postmodern. “Isn’t sugar free syrup just such a postmodern breakfast condiment? It’s a different take on syrup, capturing our cultural desire to have something sweet but our fear of having something sugary.” No, no it’s not. It’s just syrup. And sometimes it’s OK to just see music as music and a sermon as a sermon. And 80% of the time they say it they don’t mean it, they just want to say something that sounds cool. They’re just saying words. They could just as easily say something like “Corduroyed Giraffe” instead of postmodern. In fact from now on, I am going to use that. Example, “Blogging about God is such a Corduroyed Giraffe thing to do.” There, I feel better already.