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Young People, Postmodernism, and How It Closes Their Eyes to Truth

Christian Living

by Aaron Salvato, Brian Higgins

Young People, Postmodernism, and How It Closes Their Eyes to Truth

In this episode, Aaron and Brian explore the way that postmodern thinking is currently effecting young people.

As two former youth pastors, we have a huge heart for young people. They aren’t just the future of the church, they are the present. If you’re a young person between the middle school and college age listening to this, we appreciate you, and we are glad you are here.

One of the biggest problems we’ve been seeing about postmodern philosophy is its assault on the concept of objective truth. The assertion that everyone can have their own truth, no matter what it is, as long as it doesn’t harm anyone. But that’s the problem. Lies do harm people. If you’re handed a glass of poison and told it’s water, that is a lie that will hurt you.

As people who believe in both the concept of God-given morality and the problem of sin, we understand that it’s important to discuss how the concept of truth is deteriorating in our postmodern society.

Today on the show we are going to watch some clips from a video from 2017 where a guy is on college campuses trying to see how far young people have slipped into postmodern thinking. Then we are going to talk about what it means for the church.

We hope this conversation challenges you in your thinking and helps you consider other points of view. As always we are open to any feedback, wherever that be encouragement or pushback. You can email us at or send a dm on Instagram to @goodlionpodcast

Thanks for listening everyone. Enjoy the show.


Aaron Salvato and Brian Higgins are here to talk about Jesus, faith, and the Christian Life. A show filled with powerful interviews, fascinating theological deep-dives, and a never ending stream of questions, there’s always something to discover on The Good Lion Podcast. Check out the other great shows on the GoodLion network.

Aaron Salvato

Aaron Salvato is the founder of the GoodLion Podcast Network, and also serves as CGN’s Content Strategy Director. He and his wife Brooklynn currently serve Jesus in Oklahoma.

Brian Higgins

Brian is the co-founder of the GoodLion Podcast Network. He has been in pastoral ministry since 2012.