Friday, January 21, 2005

Post Modern Intro

Last night at OVCC's high school ministry, I took a detour from teaching on the Bible to give the students an introduction to "Community." We explored where the word "emerging" comes from, and got some exposure to the word "post modern". It was great watching students think hard about how to explain ideas like Jesus & respect to a culture of people without absolutes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am challenged by the writings by Brian McLaren in, A New Kind of Christian.
In response to a question, one of the main characters, Neo, says," I'd say that 30 to 40 percent of your generation is modern, with the majoirty being postmodern. That's why it's so important--if you're going to have any impact at all on your generation for Christ-- for you to deal with these issues [of postmodernity], as lonely a road as it can be in the church at times. If you were a missionary going to Spain, you'd have to learn to think and speak Spanish. If you are a missionary going to any educated culture on earth today, I think you need to learn to think and speak postmodern."

The apostle Paul set out to be all things to all people ... in the world, but not of it. I am challenged to do the same today.

A. Smith