Rick Shrader‘s Review:
This is a collection of twenty-three essays on this subject. Most of them were originally delivered at the 1994 spring Southeastern Region meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, hosted by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. There is a wide range of viewpoints represented but all sound a note of urgency about presenting the gospel to a postmodern generation. It is interesting to read Carl F.H. Henry (in the 90’s, not the 50’s) representing one of the conservative viewpoints.
The reading becomes more difficult as you progress through the book but it is one of the most challenging efforts at evaluating our speaking to this generation. However, you can also see firsthand in this volume that the more a man gives up (in doctrinal distinctiveness) in order to reach his culture, the less he has to say that is distinct from his culture. Stanley J. Grenz’ essay in this book on “Postmodernism and the Future of Evangelical Theology” can be compared to his theological quote in the main article of this paper.
I still remain with my contention that most Evangelicals and many Fundamentalists are selling their message down the postmodern river and don’t even realize they have left the dock!