Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns

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Zondervan, Sep 1, 2009 - Religion - 416 pages
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"A pre-modern baseball umpire would have said something like this: 'There's balls, and there's strikes, and I call 'em as they are.' The modernist would have said, 'There's balls, and there's strikes, and I call 'em as I see 'em.' And the postmodernist umpire would say, 'They ain't nothing until I call 'em.'" With that humorous quote, Ravi Zacharias illustrates the challenge postmodernism poses to Christians passionate about evangelism. How do you communicate truth to a world that isn't sure what truth is--or even if truth is? How do you commend spiritual absolutes to people who insist there are none? If you've puzzled, even struggled, over such questions, the book you hold in your hands is required reading, Telling the Truth provides informed insights on the heart of the Gospel, the soul of postmodern culture, and their complex interface. This book is a compilation of thoughts and strategies from twenty-nine prominent practitioners of contemporary evangelism. Originating at a three-day conference held at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Telling the Truth draws on knowledge gained in the trenches by Ravi Zacharias, Kelly Monroe, D.A. Carson, Ajith Fernando, and other notables. It will open your eyes to how the contest for souls is fought, guerilla-style, at a multitude of fronts: relationships, the university, ethnicity, reason and emotion, the pulpit, communications . . . in short, the broad spectrum of human experience and values. You'll be challenged to discern between the unchanging Gospel and the flexible means by which we communicate it. Telling the Truth can help you lay the groundwork necessary to point biblically uninformed, postmodern men and women toward an encounter with non-negotiable truth -- an absolute revealed in the Bible that points to the reality of sin and the need for a Savior.
 

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User Review  - H. Van Wingerden - Christianbook.com

An excellent book very appropriate to the situation in a Dutch village. I got a new insight in how people live and think. I also got to see new ways in which to approach the people with the message of ... Read full review

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User Review  - theologicaldan - LibraryThing

This is an excellent collection of presentations made at a conference on Postmodernism and the Church at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. The addresses cover the bases from the philisophical ... Read full review

Contents

Cover Page
AN ANCIENT MESSAGE THROUGH
THE TOUCH OF TRUTH
WHY IS RELIGIOUS PLURALISM
EPISTEMOLOGY AT THE CORE
WHY SHOULD ANYONE BELIEVE
TWO WAYS TO LIVEAND
KEEPING CHRIST CENTRAL
REACHING OUT
FAITHFULLY RELATING
THE LIFESTYLE OF THE GREAT
AUTHENTIC CHURCHBASED
FINDING GOD AT HARVARD
MINISTERING IN
EXAMPLES OF EFFECTIVE
GENERATING HOPE

THE UNIQUENESS OF JESUS
COMMUNICATING SIN IN
TURNING TO
DESCRIPTION
CHURCHCAMPUS
CHURCHCAMPUS
PENETRATING ETHNIC
WILLIAM CAREY REVISITED
EVANGELIZING POSTMODERNS
THE GOSPEL FOR A
THE URGENCY OF THE GOSPEL
ATHENS REVISITED
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D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, where he has taught since 1978. He is co-founder (with Tim Keller) of the Gospel Coalition, and has written or edited nearly 60 books. He has served as a pastor and is an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.

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