A package of books I ordered recently, all by the late Stan Grenz, just arrived in the post today! I am one happy Bob.
Just to illustrate how super cool Grenz really is, here an excerpt from an interview:
Next-Wave: What, in your eyes, are key-essentials for churches that desire to reach postmodern people?
Dr. Grenz: The ultimate key is “community.” The best apologetic we have in the postmodern context is the vibrant, local community of disciples who are loyal to Christ, that is, a community in which the power of the Spirit is transforming relationships. As many of my friends in IVCF tell me, postmodern persons are converted to the community before they are converted to Christ.
In addition, I think the church today needs to recapture a profound confidence in the power of the Spirit who remains active in the world today and is active in ways that we might not immediately recognize. Many Christians are tempted to become cynical and despairing along with people around them. In this way the downside of the postmodern ethos invades the church. In a context in which people no longer find a humanly-based reason for hope, we have good news to share, namely, the gospel about the God who does what is humanly impossible–the God who brings life from the dead.