Monday, June 20, 2011

Hope for the Future

"In the postmodern condition, whatever is "now" is privileged as the primary reality.  With this dynamic comes an incessant need for persons to recreate themselves and a subsequent loss in value of any historical perspective.  Persons think less in terms of the consequences associated with their choices.  This condition affects notions of morality and accountability.  On the other side, many experience a loss of future direction and a diminished sense of hope and purpose.  Postmodern persons tend to live in the present, a present that thrives on surfaces, images, and experiences.  In this context, the church bears a gospel that is rooted in actual history, a gospel that takes seriously both consequence and contingency, and a gospel that offers a genuine hope for a real future."

Darrell L. Guder, ed., Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America (Gospel and Our Culture) (Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1998), 45.

Soli Deo Gloria

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