The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World came out of the Desiring God national conference in autumn 2006.  Reading like an all-star list of reformed theologians including John Piper, D.A. Carson, Tim Keller, Mark Driscoll, Voddie Baucham and David Wells, who all one by one address the issue of the Church’s engagement with postmodernism.

Originally conference messages these chapters are different as far as their style, and certainly don’t present any kind of developing argument about ministry in a post modern world.  However, if you think of each of each of them as a journal article, they each have value and are helpful in understanding a certain piece of the puzzle.

The most helpful article, for my money, was that by Tim Keller, where he summarises a philosophy of church ministry in post-modern culture.  David Wells’ summarising of parts of his larger book on the subject is also quite helpful.  I was glad to see that they included the discussion/Q&A portions of the conference, which provided some good exchanges and banter.

This is a helpful little book that I recommend to church leaders to read.

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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