Who do I think I am?

I’m a former conservative, evangelical, Republican. I was one for most of my Christian life (40+ years). No more. I wouldn’t even say “recovering”. I’m done with it all.

I am no liberal, although these days I find myself resonating with many more liberals than conservatives.

I think both labels are on the wrong side of the issue. Maybe I am post-denominational and post-partisan/political party.

Done with church does not mean done with God. I do consider myself part of the Church, follower and believer in Jesus, love God. I love the Church, but that’s why I am most critical with them. I want us all to do our best. I always say “we” when I talk about Christian issues, because I am just as flawed and sinful as anyone if not more.

I work in the performing arts (you can check out my less-up-to-date-than-I-would-care-to-admit portfolio website jfutral.com).

I am an artist—designer, musician, visual, thinker, theatrical technical tinkerer.

I am a postmodern wannabe. Not the 20th Century Hyper-Individualist, Hyper-Modern Relativist that everyone confuses with an actual POST-Modern hope and optimism. I long for something better than Modernism.

But I am still a “wannabe”. Modernism did bring us beautiful art, indoor plumbing, and other things I do value. So I don’t want to throw it ALL out and start from scratch.

I’m a son, brother, husband and a father.

That’s the Modern reductionist version of me.

I’m Joe.

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