Sunday, February 26, 2006

Interview with Wells

Eerdmans interviews David Wells regarding his book, Above All Earthly Pow'rs. Here are the questions they asked. Click the link to read Wells' answers.

  1. You open the book with a description of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. How do you see these terror attacks affecting the church in the postmodern world?
  2. One of the things that makes your survey of the rise of postmodernism unique is the way in which you argue that immigration has contributed to the rise of postmodernism in the United States. How do you see this happening?
  3. What do you see as the difference between popular postmodernism and academic or intellectual postmodernism?
  4. Your strong critique of contemporary “seeker-sensitive” styles of worship will come as a surprise to evangelicals who see this kind of worship as necessary to bringing people into the church. What are the greatest dangers of uncritically accepting this kind of worship?
  5. Are there any benefits to it?
  6. What do you envision a church that's being faithful to the gospel to look like in the twenty-first century?
  7. So, what kind of future do you see for evangelical faith here in America?
  8. How does this book relate to the others in this series — No Place for Truth, God in the Wasteland, and Losing Our Virtue?
(HT: A-Team Blog)