The authors reflect upon the context of postmodernism in which the church finds itself and the impact it has on both an evangelical understanding of the authority of Scripture and a hermeneutic that allows believers to understand and apply God's Word to different aspects of the Christian faith and life.
The rise of postmodernism has helped to regain an appreciation for the corporate dimension of the self and the influence of one's group or interpretive community on the interpretive process. This is a reaction to modernism's radical individualism and lack of emphasis on group identities. This essay wants to apply some of the postmodern emphasis to the interpretation of Romans 7.
The author discusses the difficulties brought to the church in North America by both modernism and postmodernism. While the fundamentalists did well to stand well against modernists, the subsequent generation of fundamentalists and evangelical fundamentalists are giving in to the persuasions of postmodernism in very subtle ways. This has negatively affected the effectiveness of the gospel they preach.
Loking at the philosophy of Jacques Derrida and linking it to postmodernism, this article shows that the struggle of postmodernism is not that of epistemology, but that of ontology and metaphysics. The author discusses Derrida's struggle with phenomenology and logocentrism, and points to Van Til as the answer to Derrida's criticism.
Postmodernism has had an effect on youth ministry. The author of this article calls for new ways of reaching out to young people and of doing youth ministry. The focus of this article is on the concepts of individuality and community, death of absolute truth and metanarrative, and how the church can counter this in youth ministry.
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.