Posts Tagged ‘Modern’

Postmoderns vs Moderns

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Back in March, Ben Dubow posted an few interesting general observations about postmoderns vs. moderns. It is always good to be reminded of the difference in perspective.

  • Postmoderns generally want to belong before they believe.
  • Moderns generally believe before they belong.
  • Postmodern understanding of truth: “Does it work?”
  • Modern understanding of truth: “Does it add up?”
  • Postmodern metaphor for faith: Journey.
  • Modern metaphor for faith: Decision.
  • Postmodern idea of discipleship: Am I moving in the right direction?
  • Modern idea of discipleship: Am I learning the right information? Doing the right things?
  • Postmodern idea of fellowship: Community is the end.
  • Modern idea of fellowship: Community is a means to an end.
  • Postmodern idea of evangelism: Incarnational, ask questions.
  • Modern idea of evangelism: Propositional, presentational, answer questions.

Can you think of any to add?