I wanted to share with everyone a letter I wrote to Christianity Today. So here it is:
William Lane Craig is 99% right in “God is Not Dead Yet”, but I believe his take on the impotence of post-modernism needs correction. He falls into a common trap—equating relativism with post-modernism.
Relativism is just one aspect of post-modernism, and not even the most defining aspect of it.
Although I would agree with Craig that “modern” apologetics will always be vital, he does not recognize the amount of damage done to that faith by modernist thinking.
And by damage, I am primarily referring to the reduction of a faith which values both certainty and mystery, into one which we have a right to thoroughly categorize and systematize for human consumption.
Post-modernism has, in my opinion, the potential to correct this mistake. Granted, it also carries numerous dangers, like relativism, but fortunately it is not a package deal. I believe that relativism is beginning to wane, even as the post-modern point of view is spreading rapidly, especially among those under 35.