For a class that I am co-teaching this summer at our church, I prepared a lesson on characteristics of different time periods in Western history and how they relate to our Christian witness. For simplicity’s sake, I called them the pre-modern (traditional) period, the modern period, the post-modern age, and the post-post modern age. These names are stupid and simplistic, I know, and it is impossible to generalize in this way. But, the purpose was to try and inform the class through a short primer of how people think from different time periods and how those worldviews co-exist. We have to know what language people speak before we are able to engage them in a redemptive way. If you are interested in the notes, they can be found at writings.downshoredrift.com.