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How Long Is the Bridge to Postmoderns? (Part 1)

Take into account three changes in how people now think, and you can get a hearing.

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This is part one in a five-part series.
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This article deals with preaching to the postmodern mind, and we will get to that presently, but first I need to make a disclaimer: People of the modern generation and people of the postmodern generation (and for that matter, people of the pre-modern generation) are more similar than dissimilar.

Before I discuss the shift occurring in Western culture, let's remind ourselves that the essential qualities that define humanity have not changed and presumably will not change: we are created in the image of God, yet we have fallen; we are created to fellowship with God, yet we make idols to try to fill the God-shaped vacuum; all of us need to repent and accept by faith the grace offered in Jesus Christ.

Our needs have not changed, and the gospel, the solution to our needs, has not changed so that the back-woods chorus from the modernist generation stands true: if it was good for pre-moderns Paul and Silas, it's ...

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