Posted by: sdunnpastor | March 8, 2011

SHARING JESUS WITH POSTMODERN PEOPLE

"The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air." - Lady Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings

Persons raised in the churched culture of the 1960s-1980s often find that they are living in a changed world.  Many people who were born from 1980 and beyond have little or no Christian roots.  Biblical foundations are sparse at best and may not even be recognized as such.  Perhaps one of the most significant changes, however, is how people think and what they believe to be truth.

This is a great challenge to people involved in evangelism and discipleship. Some just rush forward with methods and explanations from the previous century hoping that people will think like people used to think. But in that misinformed quest, they don’t even get a platform for the eternal, life-saving gospel.  We often talk about doctrine and truth in a way that is a totally foreign language to what are sometimes called postmodern people. Or we approach it through questions people are not asking or propositions that do not speak to their felt needs.

Yet the Bible, and particularly the story of Jesus has many themes that are superb starting points for the spiritual conversation needed for evangelism.  We just need to know what those are and then  speak about them in a framework that postmoderns can understand.

This is the heart of the School of Evangelism course, Sharing Jesus With Postmodern People. Join us on March 19, 2011 at Enola to learn what may be one of the most important lessons theologically and in practical application that churches need to learn.

Go to the ERC EVANGELISM WEBSITE and register today.

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