The Modern, Postmodern University, part 6: reaching the modern student with a postmodern veneer

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To summarize and catch you up on this series so far (skip this section if you wish): A postmodern student thinks nobody has a monopoly on the truth.  A modern student believes that through critical reason one can arrive at the truth.  A modern student with a postmodern veneer: see below. A postmodern student with a modern veneer is the …

The Modern, Postmodern University, part 4: Reaching Moderns

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I‘ll be hanging with these Bemidji State crazies all of next week This is week four on the topic of reaching today’s young people with the message of Jesus. See prior posts dated Feb 20, 28, Mar 6. Last week: reaching postmodern students. This week: reaching modern students. Step One with modern students: Show yourself a player. That is, show that …

The Modern, Postmodern University, part 3: Reaching Postmoderns

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For explanations of the four student profiles we are discussing, see the past two weeks’ posts. This week: What does it take to reach the truly postmodern student? Three steps: 1. Connect. You MUST establish trust. I’m talking personal, heart-felt, self-disclosing trust; traveler-to-traveler bonding, shared human experience. But take it slow. Don’t look like you’re in a hurry. Think we-ness. Not …