Modernism, also known as the Enlightenment, spanned the years between 1500-1968. Sometime during the early 20th century, the Western world began a movement toward Post-Modernism, or Late Modernity. This philosophic evolution continues to this day. In contrast to the ebb and flow of worldviews, the Church can only remain stable as we maintain a Kingdom, or Eternal, worldview. This is the first post in s short series that will sketch out what it takes to develop a Kingdom worldview in the areas of Truth, Knowledge, Reason and Meaning, Faith and finally Humanity. Today we will start with the topic of truth.
The search for truth consumes all people, and each age and culture employs its own philosophical paradigms to attain it. The following figure illustrates the important distinctions between Modernism, Post-Modernism, and the Kingdom worldviews.
The only hope for engaging the post-modern mind is to show that there is a hope of unity between all the seemingly random particulars of life. That truth can only be found in the Divine, personal, triune, and good creator who has revealed himself to us as YHWH.