Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Postmodernism and Truth

Here's a great essay on truth critiquing the post modern view espoused by Brian McLaren, et al.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jill Pole said...

Chris - I guess the comment gremlin has been vanquished. Hopefully they will work now... I am curious about your opinion on Brian McLaren and the essay. Do you agree? In whole or in part? What do you think about McLaren's take on Christianity and culture?

12:39 PM  
Blogger chris said...

I'll start by saying that I enjoyed A New Kind of Christian, but I think he's wrong. Using a medical analogy, I think he has correctly identified the symptoms, but misdiagnosed the illness, and thus, gave a faulty prescription. He is right about some of the problems with American Evangelicalism, but his embracing of post-modern philosophy is troubling. The problem isn't that we're too concerned about truth -- the problem is how we go about living it out. The truth hasn't changed, essentially. The creeds have remained firm for more than 1,500 years, and they're still good.

McLaren could be seen as a prophetic figure, calling us back to timeless disciplines and away from certain cultural issues that have infected the church.

3:46 PM  

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