My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Issues dealt with in this book include the decay of American society and how we as Christians can confront this to bring about change. Looking at what postmodernism is and how to confront it, often we are no longer able to use Scripture to present our worldview. Rather, this book provides avenues for confronting our culture and showing the logical conclusions to postmodernism, even without using Scripture to combat it. The church needs to be involved in our culture and society, not hiding away in our own little Christian bubble. Being involved in politics, getting involved in our neighborhoods, helping to bring about change in our own sphere of influence.
We have to confront the worldview of society around us and show that its logical conclusion is chaos. Rather, the Christian worldview provides a framework for society to regain some moral ground and confront the problems we face. Christians are not just about the issues of abortion and homosexuality. We want to see other issues addressed, justice for the oppressed, freedom for the human trafficked, basic human rights provided. We can work together with our neighbors and communities to address these issues and bring about change.
This book was a realistic look at where we are in America, yet provides hope that there is still the possibility for America to turn around and reverse the cultural decay we see around us. But in order for this to happen, the church has to take a stand and get involved.
*This ebook was provided to me free by the publisher (through netgalley) in exchange for my review.
“…the two sides of today’s civil war – the two worldviews competing for our allegiance – a postmodernism rooted in the will to power contrasted with a biblical faith rooted in the will of God. Which will America choose?”
“…to show people that their assumptions, if lived out consistently, would lead to destructive and inhumane consequences. Today people are beginning to recognize the soul-destroying consequences of postmodernism, and now is the time to press them to see the wisdom of biblical truth.”
“It’s the perfect postmodern answer to lying: It’s perfectly acceptable to reinvent ourselves, because what we say and do matter less than how people perceive us.”
“Worldviews do matter. The dominant attitude of recent decades says there are no moral truths – that we should simply live for the moment and get whatever we can out of life. This worldview has led to the crisis in truth we are experiencing.”
“But if all thoughts are the result of atoms knocking about in our brains, there is no reason to regard them as trustworthy or true – including the thoughts of the naturalist. Thus naturalism leads to the conclusion that the philosophy itself is not true.”
“Judgment always begins with God’s people. So the first message of the church must point to our own need for repentance. And if we are honest, we have much to repent for; our idols look little different from the culture’s.”