Courtesy of Marva Dawn:
A premodern umpire once said, “There’s balls and there’s strikes strikes, and I calls them as they is.” Believing in an absolute truth that could be found, earlier societies looked for evidence to discover that truth. A modern umpire would say instead, “There’s balls and there’s strikes, and I calls ’em as I sees ’em.” For the modernist, truth is to be found in one’s own experience. Now a postmodern umpire would say, “There’s balls and there’s strikes, and they ain’t nothin’ till I calls ’em.” No truth exists unless we create it. (p. 36)
That covers a lot of ground in just a few sentences. Just one of the many gems I’ve discovered thus far in Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down.