Post-Modernism

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Truth through time

In what could be called the Pre-Modern era, or before the 1600’s, there was a strong belief in the supernatural, namely God. Furthermore, people viewed oral and written traditions, like the Bible, to have authority to explain all of reality. The Bible, for instance, gave us the explanation of where we came from, why we’re [&hellip

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Post-Modernism explained

You are free to believe what you want, but the real question would be, is it true? According to the American Heritage Dictionary, truth is defined as “conformity to knowledge, fact, actuality, or logic.” You could believe something, accepting it as true, genuine, or real, but that wouldn’t make it true. Take for example the idea [&hellip

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Witnessing apart from the “Two-Story” Truth

What makes witnessing so difficult in today’s Post-Modern age is the fact that because of this dichotomy, or two-story truth, religion is respected but irrelevant. It’s just your own personal belief; it’s not anything that we can use in the public arena, since there are no universal truths for all people. Regarding issues like abortion, [&hellip

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Post-Modernism and pedophilia

Remember that in Post-Modernism, there is no Truth for all people, just relative truths for individuals and groups.  I have warned my students at Milwaukee Lutheran High School for years that one day I will be teaching how we should not have sex with children even if the culture permits it.  That day is getting closer. Check out [&hellip

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Post-Modernism & The “Two-Story” Truth

In the Post-Modern world in which we live there is no universal Truth (capital “T”).  There are only “truths” (small “t”) that are particular to a society and limited to individual perception. On the other hand, Christianity is a comprehensive, unified worldview that addresses all of life and reality. It is not just religious truth [&hellip

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Responding to Post-Modern times

Christians are called to witness to others. So how can we do that effectively today? Ravi Zacharias gives us some pointers for dealing with Post-Modern public situations. In order to present the Gospel today, instead of opening the Bible first, ask questions of your audience instead. Then illustrate your point with examples. Finally bring the truth, [&hellip

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Responding to Post-Modern thought

How do we respond to these cultural consequences of Post-Modern thought? Here are some suggestions. First, we need to understand the times and be aware of the various mindsets around us. 1 Chronicles 12:32 mentions men who joined David to fight with him “who understood the times and knew what Israel should do.” In similar [&hellip

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Puzzling Post-Modern consequences

There are ramifications for Post-Modern thinking on our society. If we’ve rejected objective reality so the world is what you and your culture create, and if there is no truth, just interpretations by different people and cultures, then nothing can be known or communicated. What we have is a collection of truths for groups. We [&hellip

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The “anti-realism” of Post-Modern thought

The biggest problem with Post-Modern thought is that it runs smack dab into reality. Not only do these proponents claim that you can create your own meaning to written words, but they also state that you construct your own world according to your culture and experience. According to the Post-Modernist, all of us are conditioned [&hellip

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Post-Modern claim No. 3: Everything is interpretation

A third claim in Post-Modernism would be that any written text has no real meaning, just various interpretations open to readers. The phrase most commonly heard associated with this mindset would be, “What does this mean to you?” While in Post-Modernism, “each author (or artist) is the product of his or her own cultural setting [&hellip

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