In Chapter 2 Barrs first considers how the past century witnessed a loss of biblical content to people’s views of God, truth, and moral convictions. Two views are considered: a Christian (traditional) view (morality and law are fixed and eternal) and a postmodern view (morality and law are constantly open to change). Questions for personal reflection and group discussion are at the end of the chapter.
Chapter 1 explores three different views as to what is true about the nature of disability and about the nature of our world at large: the historical view (disability is an abnormal part of life in a normal world), the postmodern view (disability is a normal part of life in a normal world), and the biblical view (disability is a normal part of life in an abnormal world).
Showing that the classical apologetic method of presenting the gospel to unbelievers cannot be relevant anymore, this article calls for a new way of presenting the gospel in our postmodern age. Postmodernism, with its unbelief in absolute truth and stress of subjectivism, presents the church with new challenges to doing evangelism.