For good or for ill, we live in a postmodern age. Among the many facets of this paradigm shift are a suspicion of order and objectivity, truth and reason, tradition and institutions; and the church has often devolved into this very institutionalism: with its rigid and distant authority structures, its attachment to traditions, its passion for reason at the expense of relationships, and its contentment with systemic hypocrisy (to name but a few). Postmoderns, therefore, have tended to be repulsed by the church rather than attracted to it. Has the church finally lost its relevance?
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Issue: "No Church, No Problem?" July/August 2008 Vol. 17 No. 4 Page number(s): 32-35
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