ER on the Bankruptcy of Postmodern Spirituality

The dramatization below puts some flesh and blood on what for many is an esoteric theological point—the question of atonement. Yet in the real world, there is real evil, real guilt, and a real need for reconciliation with the God with Whom we have to do. Postmodern, therapeutic platitudes have nothing to offer in the face of those realities. But the gospel of Jesus Christ crucified and raised for sinners does.

(NOTE: This was the last episode of ER completed before the Writer’s Guild strike that started on November 5, 2007.)

[HT: Justin Taylor]

6 Responses to ER on the Bankruptcy of Postmodern Spirituality

  1. gary February 17, 2008 at 8:37 pm #

    Wow. Powerful. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Lucas Knisely February 17, 2008 at 10:45 pm #

    Awesome scene, awesome writing. Thanks, Denny.

  3. Bryan L February 18, 2008 at 7:48 am #

    Good stuff. That was powerful.

  4. Russ February 19, 2008 at 2:04 pm #

    Wow. That is powerful. I’m not sure that it is fair, however, to say that this clip demonstrates the bankruptcy of Postmodern Christianity. I’m not exactly sure what “Postmodern Christianity” is (especially to Denny), but I suspect there are many ‘postmoderns’ who are Christians, that could have answered this fellows questions in a much more satisfactory manner.

  5. ryan February 21, 2008 at 2:03 am #

    Hmmm. Postmodern is such a polarizing term simply because so many people (ironically) have differing views on what “postmodernity” actually is. But it is very true that people crave pluralism when they need their space, their freedom. But in the face of absolutes such as death, pluralism isn’t very comforting.

    PS. I am a student at Lakeside Baptist in Canton. Thank you so much for coming to speak.

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