Whatever else postliberalism is, it was meant to be an apologetic help to be a credal or mere Christian in our age. That is what George Lindbeck was and what he wanted to promote.
The world wants a different kind of “world without end” than what the Church proclaims.
My cousin and I have an ongoing conversation that could be titled “What’s Next?” Our exchanges normally revolve around the dreadful state of education and the arts, whose jagged shards we break into even smaller bits. It is mostly an exercise for getting grouchiness out, while keeping it away from our wives, children, and in my case, parishioners. In our better moments, we have wildly optimistic ideas about how to put the pieces back together in the form of something holy and beautiful.