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In case you haven’t noticed it yet, preaching faces certain challenges in a postmodern world that it did not face (at least in the same measure) in Christendom. It is a very different world, and Dr. Albert Mohler has some helpful counsel, especially for any who may still be struggling to understand postmodernism and what it is all about.
The following is from his He is Not Silent: Preaching in a Postmodern World, chapter 8: “Stranger Than It Used to Be: Preaching to a Postmodern Culture.”
I. The Basic Features of Postmodernism
1. The Deconstruction of Truth
Throughout the centuries thinkers have debated the nature of truth, and men have always debated competing truth claims. But “postmodernism rejects the very notion of truth as fixed, universal, objective, or absolute.”
2. The Death of the Metanarrative
If truth is societally and culturally defined, then “all …
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