Gospel & Culture blog
Christian leaders spend a lot of time talking about "how to reach Gen Xers and millennial who grew up with postmodernism." The old apologetics of CS Lewis and Josh McDowell don't work for kids (or adults) that don't expect religion to be rational, and don't think history can be known, and don't think truth can be grasped. So how do we reach these kids? With actions, rather than words? With gripping testimonies? Will it take miracles and dreams to capture them, rather than air tight logic?
I think the Gen Xers and millennials need to learn air tight logic- I think they need to learn to expect rationality; to grasp the value of the old apologetics. In other words, I'm not ready to roll over and admit defeat to postmodernism. If Postmodernism is the obstacle that is keeping them from understanding the Christian faith, we need to remove the obstacle, rather than continuing to leap over it or walk around it. IN other words, rather than ask "how do we reach postmoderns with the gospel" I think we should keep asking "how do we help postmoderns be more rational and
Kenneth Nehrbass, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at Biola University, Author, Pastor