In a recent blog post, Tim Keller suggests that overemphasizing postmodernism poses unhelpful challenges. Instead, he refers to what some label ‘late’ modernity or even ‘liquid’ modernity. Presently, he sees more continuity between modernism and postmodernism as opposed to discontinuity.
And why should you care? Isn’t this discussion relegated for academics or pastors? If you’re a Christian living in the United States (particularly in an urban area), as Dylan is fond of saying, “the time they are a changin.’ A failure to recognize these shifts will only thwart our ability to better understand our culture, hence thwart our ability to ably communicate the gospel into these ‘liquid’ times.