EMERGING VALUES ~ POSTMODERN
Part of being an emergent Christian is to willingly acknowledge that we are not troubled with not having all the answers.
Postmodernism is increasing in influence and power in science, the entertainment industry and in other sectors that influence our lives each day, and in particular through the varieties of new media and technology.
The philosophical underpinnings of the Post-Enlightenment are being challenged and eroded in ways that if the Church is to be effective, it will have to discover a new humility to the realities in society, and re-embrace a missional mindset that retells the meta narratives of Scripture, in ways like Jesus and Paul engaged Judean society as well as the Greco-Roman world, as in Paul’s engagement on Mars Hill in Athens.
Undergirding all of this is an attitude of humility and admitting that we may not have answers to all of life’s problems, but together and with God’s help, and a spirit of cooperation, we can journey together, to discover answers to some of our most troubling questions, not just in matters of faith and life, but in such things as the issues of sustainable economic growth, social and economic justice, and a sustainable environment.