Global Missiology English, Vol 1, No 11 (2013)

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COMMUNICATING THE #GOSPEL MESSAGE WITHIN A POST-POSTMODERN, DIGITALLY CONNECTED CULTURE

Dustin Conner

Abstract


Postmodernism is dead or at best dying and has been replaced by a new cultural paradigm claims many philosophers, writers, and art critics. Though there are many philosophies and theories on the nature of this new cultural paradigm, it appears that whatever is coming after postmodernism is largely being defined by global advances in technology and the increased interaction of people via digital media. Central to the philosophy and worldview of any cultural paradigm is a search for truth and how that truth needs to be appropriately communicated. The ways in which truth and meaning are understood and communicated evolve from one cultural paradigm to another; and the roles of the author, text, and recipient likewise change to fit the new form of communication. Much has been written about contextualizing the gospel story for a modern and postmodern culture, but very little has been written about contextualizing the message and meaning of the gospel story for a post-postmodern, digital culture. 

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