Postmodernity & the Emergent Church from a 3/4 World Perspective

Emergent/Emerging Church – You can’t understand it unless you’re well versed in postmodernism.

When I was in seminary, postmodernism was all the rage. It seemed like almost every professor in every class had something to say about it. To be sure, not every professor was entirely sold on it although some definitely were. A great many students, however, were what I would describe as “postmodern zealots.” For them, the death of modernity was hailed with great aplomb, ala Nietszche’s Zarathrusthra hailing the death of god to a generation that wasn’t prepared for it. They were the enlightened having foreseen the future. And the future was postmodern.

I was never quite sold. (more…)