Saturday, May 21, 2005

On Narnia and Postmodernism

Tabletalk continues to feature Craig Williams's Narnian Musings. Number 12 contains valuable insights into the opportunity Postmodernism presents for Christian evangelism:

Our time is so intent on giving everyone their due, the claim that there might be only one way to be and one story to unite us is an affront to our sensibilities. But this is not a bad thing, it is a good one!

What a post-modern world offers the Christian is the opportunity to set our experience of God in Jesus Christ against all comers. This is a time, much like the ancient world, where the marketplace will entertain the competition and people are willing to listen to lots of perspectives. We get a chance like Elijah challenging the prophets of Baal to let our God shine through his people and to verify the claims Jesus makes.

What will draw the lost to the Christian story? Only the thirst for Living Water. Here's Craig again:

We often underestimate the genuine thirst of humanity. People live in a parched and barren land. Thirst will drive people to seek water. Jesus is the living water of our lives. When our lives are parched searching begins. Can't we point people to the water?

Craig's latest Musing, on providence, mission, and the nature of God, is available here.


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