Thursday, December 4, 2008

Postmoderns vs Moderns

a Biblical thought...
He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it." (Luke 11:28)

a Book thought...
The early church capitalized on what they had: relationships. (p204 Logan & Miller)
a Dave thought...
Ben Dubow posted an few interesting general observations about postmoderns vs. moderns. It is always good to be reminded of the difference in perspective.

Postmoderns generally want to belong before they believe.
Moderns generally believe before they belong.

Postmodern understanding of truth: “Does it work?”
Modern understanding of truth: “Does it add up?”

Postmodern metaphor for faith: Journey.
Modern metaphor for faith: Decision.

Postmodern idea of discipleship: Am I moving in the right direction?
Modern idea of discipleship: Am I learning the right information? Doing the right things?

Postmodern idea of fellowship: Community is the end.
Modern idea of fellowship: Community is a means to an end.

Postmodern idea of evangelism: Incarnational, ask questions.
Modern idea of evangelism: Propositional, presentational, answer questions.

Just a thought.

1 comment:

David said...

Look at the concept of the "e-prime" usage of English

(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Prime)

Thinking about your written prose from an e-prime perspective could lead to a less dogmatic and clearer communication.