Tuesday, December 19, 2006

How To Evangelize in a Postmodern World

An audio offering: Tim Keller, minister in the PCA, speaking at the Desiring God National Conference on "The Supremacy of Christ and the Gospel in a Postmodern World"

Aaron of Promice & Pleasure blog has helpfully posted notes for this lecture. I have incomprehensible notes, so I'll skip mine and send you to his:

When dealing with the postmodern mind we are faced with three problems:

~The truth problem: truth is relative
~The guilt problem: most Gospel presentation assume a consciousness of guilt. This consciousness rarely exists in the postmodern mind.
~The meaning problem: meanings are unstable in the postmodern world.

The answer to "how to evangelize in a postmodern world" is a six-parter:

* gospel theologizing
* gospel realizing
* gospel urbanization
* gospel communication
* gospel formation
* gospel incarnation

Cerulean Sanctum (still one of my fave blogs, VISUALLY, and none too shabby in content) calls this a "staggeringly good message" and gets the hat tip.

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