Aug. 31, 2010
For Immediate Release
By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Shane Garrison, assistant professor of educational ministries at Campbellsville University, will speak on “Postmodernism and the Shift in Millennial Christianity” at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13 in room 15 of the Administration Building on campus at 104 University Drive, Campbellsville.
|Dr. Shane Garrison|
The event is free and everyone is welcome. It should conclude at 5 p.m.
Garrison explained that postmodernism is the “worldview shift that began to reshape our Western thinking in the mid-20th century and has begun to come into full swing during the beginning of the 21st century. Postmodernism is a worldview that embraces personal experience, communal relationships, constructed realities and subjective truth.
Garrison said, “Postmodernists are not governed by science and empirical data, in fact, they could care less. They hold dear to their own experience and the experience of their social communities. They are comfortable with the unknown, the supernatural, the after-life, spiritualism, and mystery. They are not impressed with research-based truth; they have no use for it. They prefer to find their own truth; their own meaning to life.”
He said the five impacts of postmodernism on millennial Christianity are: 1. The Exclusivity of Christ as the Only Means of Salvation; 2. The Absolute Truth of the Bible; 3. The Ethical and Moral Boundaries Governed by Scripture; 4. The Mandate for Evangelism in a Postmodern World; and 5. The Act of Being Lovingly Corrective.
He will discuss each of these impacts.
Garrison began teaching at CU in 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in religious education from Campbellsville University from 1999. He received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Seminary and an Ed.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He serves as president of Maple Trail Ministry Consultants and as an interim pastor in various Kentucky churches. Garrison is the co-author of “Theology 4 Kids,” a book equipping parents to teach deep theological issues to children.
He has published several articles on Christian higher education in the “Campbellsville Review” and “Baptist Educator.”
He and his wife, Jennifer, have two sons, Isaac and Ethan.
His address is part of the School of Theology’s Biblical and Theological Lectures.
Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 45 undergraduate programs, 16 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.