"The postmodern world presents a crisis to us. The Western world is now a mission field, but a post-Christian mission field. In some ways our culture is inoculated against Christianity just as the body becomes inoculated against disease so that we can say Western culture has a distorted memory of Christianity. What won't work anymore, by and large, is a campaign, a program, or a gospel presentation. Before now, people knew about Jesus but needed to be told they needed a personal Savior. They were told that they needed to be told to do what they already knew. They had, in many ways, Christians minds but not Christian hearts."
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Impacting Today's Culture
I recently relistened to a sermon I heard at last year's DG conference. The Supremacy of Christ and the Gospel in the Postmodern World was given by Tim Keller. It's probably one of the best sermons I've heard on how the church is to interact with today's postmodern culture. I highly recommend it. Here's a summary paragraph from the talk provided by Tim Challies.