Looking Under the Surface of the Millennial Generation

Publish Date: 2011 | Volume: 34 | Issue: 01

CONTENTS:

04 From the Editor
Reaching the Children of the Revolution

06 Effective Evangelism
Witnessing to Black Theological Liberals

08 Practical Hermeneutics
Can a Loving God Hate Someone? Examining the Divine Hate Expressed in Psalm 11 and Malachi 1

10 Looking under the Surface of the Millennial Generation
by Mark Sayers
Cultural Discernment: Most of the media discussion around the Millennial Generation tends to focus on sensationalist trends and traits. It is much more evangelistically helpful to recognize that Millennials are heirs to, and inhabitants of, the disenchanted universe shaped by their parents and predecessors, the Baby Boom Generation

24 Converting Them Softly with Their Words: Mormon Evangelism in the Twenty-First Century
by Eric Johnson
Today’s Religious Movements: For many years, Mormons have practiced what they call “friendshipping,” in which they reach out to nonmembers with displays of neighborliness in an effort to present a positive image of their church and to encourage the nonmember to attend missionary lessons. How should Christians view and respond to such activity?

32 Awakening from the Nightmare: A Critical Overview of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Philosophy
by Hendrik van der Breggen
The CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL Philosophers Series: Considered “the patron saint of postmodernism,” philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche may be the most influential dead white philosopher in intellectual and avant-garde circles. But do these people actually endorse his startling teachings, not only on the death of God, but also on the will to power, slave-master morality, and the superman?

42 Stephen Hawking on Science and God: Grand Design or Grand Delusion?
by Stephen Howe
Scientific Apologetics: Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow’s new book generated worldwide controversy even prior to its release. Is it now scientifically possible to explain all aspects of the universe, including its creation, without reference to God? A feature-length Summary Critique

52 Reviews
A Summary Critique: 36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of FictionYou Are Not a Gadget: A ManifestoJesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 YearsThe Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

60 Viewpoint
Pro and Con: The Manhattan Declaration

62 Ask Hank
Neither Human Evolution nor Theistic Evolution