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If we have our differences (which we invariably will), we must try to understand each other, accept each other, treat each other with respect (as we would want to be treated).

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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