In this brief column, Dr. Al Mohler takes another look at how postmodernism has infected the church, and tries to create another Jesus in place of the biblical one.
Dr. Mohler's insightful comments (plus a book review he throws in there) confirm something I've felt for quite some time. Theologians and pastors would be much better served if they'd get back to the Bible and let it inform their theology, rather than spending so much time with unbelieving philosophers and letting their cockamamie ideas shape their view of God, truth and the world. The second confirmation for me was when I saw from Christian Book Distributors that a new book has come out by James K.A. Smith called "Who's Afraid of Postmodernism." According to the blurb, Smith tries to make the case that Christians are wrong to vilify postmoderns and that critics misinterpret philosophers Derrida, Lyotard and Foucault. More than that, Smith reportedly claims that postmodernism has affinity with core Christian claims.
I honestly don't know if I want to waste my time reading that one or not. To assert that postmodernism and biblical truth are compatible is patently ridiculous. I can't wait to see Al's review of this one!