Preaching to a Postmodern World: A Guide to Reaching Twenty-first Century Listeners

Preaching to a Postmodern World: A Guide to Reaching Twenty-first Century Listeners

by Graham Johnston
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801063671

ISBN-13: 9780801063671

Pub. Date: 07/01/2001

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

While growing churches dot our urban centers and country landscapes, church-goers and students today are actually less likely to maintain a Christian worldview than in the past. In fact, the majority of society does not even believe in objective truth. A minister out of touch with this culture is like an uninformed missionary trying to teach in a foreign country. To

Overview

While growing churches dot our urban centers and country landscapes, church-goers and students today are actually less likely to maintain a Christian worldview than in the past. In fact, the majority of society does not even believe in objective truth. A minister out of touch with this culture is like an uninformed missionary trying to teach in a foreign country. To communicate God's Word effectively in the twenty-first century, teachers need to know how to connect with and confront an audience of postmodern listeners.

In Preaching to a Postmodern World, Johnston shows pastors, seminary students, professors, lay teachers, and church leaders can reach the present age without selling out to it. The book discusses how to:
• distinguish between modernism and postmodernism
• understand postmodern worldviews
• change the style of preaching without compromising the substance
• take advantage of new opportunities provided by the cultural shift
• show an inattentive society the relevance of God's truth

The author's keen insights into contemporary pop and media culture also help equip speakers to address today's listeners with clarity and relevance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801063671
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,151,141
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore
2 Postmodernity: Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?
3 The Rules for Engagement
4 Challenging the Listener
5 Obstacles in Preaching
6 Preaching In-Roads
7 Practices for Engagement
Conclusion: Right Here, Right Now, No Other Place I'd Rather Be

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