Thriving in the Crosscurrent:

Clarity and Hope in a Time of Cultural Sea Change

Welcome to the 21st Century Renaissance

Are we living in an age of moral growth or moral decay? Is American culture evolving or devolving? Most of us would prefer to believe the former in both cases. But frankly, the turmoil of life in the early 21st century—the Gulf oil spill and other ecological disasters, global violence, political division, economic turbulence—makes it hard to be hopeful.

Take heart, says Jim Kenney. When you understand the big picture, you’ll see we’re actually living through a time of dramatic cultural evolution—a sea change. The old values of patriarchy, racism, war mongering, and exploitation of nature are giving way to new values of gender equality, human rights, nonviolence, and ecological awareness.

In Thriving in the Crosscurrent: Clarity and Hope in a Time of Cultural Sea Change, Kenney explains that we’re re-connecting with reality. We’re getting real. This 21st century Renaissance is unfolding at a dizzying rate, and, if we choose to, we can all contribute to the momentum.

Admittedly, there’s no shortage of bad—even terrible—news. But much of it is just an expression of the turbulence created by the clash between the declining wave of “older values” and the ascending wave of “new values.”

“We’re at a period of crossing right now, and by necessity it’s a time of great chaos,” Jim explains. “That’s what happens when identities are questioned and existing power structures are threatened. From the turbulence, disruptive ‘eddies’ of resistance will emerge…but no eddy ever reversed the flow of a new stream.”

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