Timothy Keller challenges us once again to think through some of our assumptions about this time, maybe too quickly labeled “post-modern.” Keller questions whether our labels are justified in the personal accounts of this generation. Towards the end of his blog post, “Late Modern or Post-modern?” Keller writes,
“The underlying thread that ties all this together is the inconceivability of a moral order based on an authority more fundamental than one’s own reason or experience. That was the founding principle of the Enlightenment, and that is the cornerstone of the most recent generation. So how can we say the Enlightenment is over?”
Interesting. What do you think? And does the label matter as much as the question of gospel presentation? Or, is gospel presentation more effective with an understanding of the former?
All good questions to think during my lunch break at my desk!