I’m trying to confuse you. Last week’s post was a “never happens” dialog between Modern and Postmodern, that happens (implicitly) all the time.
Hopefully, you were not happy with either side.
Moderns tend to be overly impressed with their own knowledge and institutions. Let’s not get stuck there.
Postmoderns sometimes fall into cynicism and relativism. That’s no good either.
My suggestion? If your church wants to grow by reaching people 35 and under, you have to go postmodern STYLISTICALLY. Skip the cynicism and relativism but work toward these changes:
- Focus on community, personal experience, interactive learning, stories and modeling transparent spirituality.
- Preach more in the gospels, Acts, Psalms and OT narratives.
SO, if you’re 45 and up, join me in trying to show some stylistic flexibility.
If you’re 35 and under, you already get it. Postmodern style comes naturally to you.
If you’re 35-45, you’ll be in power, soon, in your church (if you aren’t already). Stylistically, which way will you go?