The Gagging of God
Some people think that presenting the chronological story of the Bible in evangelism is only necessary or appropriate in primitive tribal cultures. D.A. Carson argues that it is the most effective way of confronting pluralism wherever it exists--including modern and postmodern cultures. Chapters 5 and 6 are especially helpful. The following quotation from page 194 sums up Carson's view of the need to teach and proclaim the Biblical metanarrative: "The Bible as a whole document tells a story, and, properly used, that story can serve as a metanarrative that shapes our grasp of the entire Christian faith. In my view it is increasingly important to spell this out to Christians and non-Christians alike--to Christians, to ground them in Scripture, and to non-Christians, as a part of our proclamation of the gospel."