The Myth of the Secular Apocalypse
An excerpt from 'How to Survive the Apocalypse.'
The social theorist Jean-François Lyotard famously said that a defining feature of postmodernism is “incredulity toward metanarratives”; in other words, postmodern people tend to view
The Difference between 'Platform' and Pastoral Leadership
Australia pastor Mark Sayers says influence has to be about more than book sales and retweets.
In your 20s you founded several unconventional churches designed to reach people shaped by postmodernism. Then you became disillusioned with that approach. What happened?
Os Guinness: Welcome to the 'Grand Age of Apologetics'
With the era of 'Christian consensus' coming to a close, we have a fresh opportunity to make the gospel appealing.
We have to see that it's not just ideas that are shaping us; it's modernity itself. Even today most apologetics deals with ideas—modernism, postmodernism, relativism, secularism.
Raising Jesus Kids
Hint: It's not about having all the right answers.
you. This drove society for three hundred years. The shift to postmodernism began in our childhoods and absolutely defines the next generation. Their
The center was not holding.
And that's not where the similarities end. (If a whiff of the term “postmodernism” makes you break out in hives, abandon ship now, because that's what we're about to talk about.).
Digging For Truth
Josh McDowell on the Bible's truthworthiness, the internet, and the future of the church
Five Ways to Cut to the Heart of Non-Christian Ideas
Nancy Pearcey equips believers with tools to expose error and promote truth.
In this case, how can Darwinism claim to be true? Postmodernism is self-defeating, too, because it makes truth claims while simultaneously denying the very possibility of objective truth.
Is Gospel Amnesia Creating a Third Great Schism?
Andrew Walker and Robin Parry seek wisdom from the Christian past to heal modern-day church divisions.
Is Gospel Amnesia Creating a Third Great Schism? Andrew Walker and Robin Parry seek wisdom from the Christian past to heal modern-day church divisions.
Catholics on the Evangelical Trail
George Weigel heralds an "Evangelical Catholicism" whose adherents strive to bring Jesus into every area of life.
is for finders." Can you elaborate? Postmodernism is about your truth and my truth, but never about the truth. Evangelical Catholicism, like all Great-Tradition
The Gospel Is More Than a Story: Rethinking Narrative and Testimony
Story is all the rage. Everyone wants to tell their personal narrative or to give the Bible a simpler and more relevant plot. Maybe it isn't such a good idea.
Before we knew the terms "narrative theology" or "emergent church" or "postmodernism," we knew the stories and events: "In the beginning was the Word …"; "Now the word of the Lord
Why We Should Reexamine the Faith of Barack Obama
How Christians might think about the Gospel and the President.
sinned by doubting God's goodness or wisdom (John 17:4). To update the language of German liberal theologians like Martin Kähler, this is the Jesus of postmodernism, Christ for a
Mike Daisey, Apple, and Our Culture's Crisis in Truth-Telling
Are "emotional truths" acceptable if they lead to greater awareness? How we answer matters a great deal.
Daisey's and the students' reactions could be a sign of postmodernism run amok. But I tend to think it has more to do with the current culture of truth-telling. Or the lack thereof.
'I'm Dad, the Babysitter,' and Other Cultural Myths
As more parents spend time working at home, the entire family benefits.
basis. Whatever the reason—recession, postmodernism, feminism—the culture of the dual parent home is beginning to more often include the father.