So I was going to post an entry about the emerging church and all of that, but it keeps getting pushed off. But I wanted to direct you to another blog that had a good entry and also some thoughts from one of favorite dudes, Michael Horton. Here is a quick quote he offers about postmodernism:
Postmodernism – or whatever one wishes to designate our brief moment in history – is the culture in which Sesame Street is considered educational; sexy is the term of approbation for everything from jeans to doctoral theses; watching sitcoms together at dinner is called family time; abortion is considered choice; films sell products; and a barrage of images and sound bites selected for their entertainment and commercial value is called news. This general trend in culture translates to hipper-than-thou clubs passing for youth ministry, informal chats passing for sermons, and brazen marketing passing for evangelism, where busyness equals holiness, and expository preaching is considered too intellectual. The trend can account in part for homes in which disciplined habits both of domestic culture and instruction in Christian faith and practice give way to niche marketing and churches becoming theaters of the absurd.
Check out the whole blog entry by clicking here.
One other thing, the Governor of Louisiana requested that today be the day of prayer for the hurricane ravaged state of Louisiana.
“As we face the devastation wrought by Katrina, as we search for those in need, as we comfort those in pain and as we begin the long task of rebuilding, we turn to God for strength, hope and comfort. I have declared August 31, 2005, a Day of Prayer in the State of Louisiana. I am asking that all of Louisiana take some time Wednesday to pray. Pray for the victims and the rescuers. Please pray that God give us all the physical and spiritual strength to work through this crisis and rebuild”