A PRIMER ON POSTMODERNISM – STANLEY J. GRENZ

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But what is postmodernism? How did it arise? What characterizes the
postmodern ethos? What is the postmodern mind and how does it differ
from the modern mind? Who are its leading advocates? Most important of
all, what challenges does this cultural shift present to the church,
which must proclaim the gospel to the emerging postmodern generation?

Stanley Grenz here charts the postmodern landscape. He shows the
threads that link art and architecture, philosophy and fiction,
literary theory and television. He shows how the postmodern phenomenon
has actually been in the making for a century and then introduces
readers to the gurus of the postmodern mind-set. What he offers here is
truly an indispensable guide for understanding today’s culture.

FIVE SMOOTH STONES FOR PASTORAL WORK – EUGENE H. PETERSON

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Originally published in 1980 and now being reprinted to meet
continuing demand, Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work shows how five
Old Testament books provide a solid foundation for much of what a
pastor does:

  • Prayer-Directing: Song of Songs
  • Story-Making: Ruth
  • Pain-Sharing: Lamentations
  • Nay-Saying: Ecclesiastes
  • Community-Building: Esther

Pointing to the relevance of ancient wisdom, adapting Jewish
religious tradition to contemporary pastoral practice, and affirming a
significant link between pastoral work and the act of worship, this
book opens up to pastors a wealth of valuable practical-theological
insights.