Lynn S. Nored
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Postmodern Evangelism II

Started Aug 29, 2009

Postmodern Evangelism
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Cameron Blair replied to Lynn S. Nored's discussion Do We Have or Should We Have Elders That Are Leaders? in the group Leadership and Vision
"Just to clarify, in my previous comment I was not implying that worldly success was of no value. It is very valuable, but while it can show wisdom in particular fields, it is not primary in showing spiritual wisdom and a willingness to love and care…"
Oct 16, 2016
Cameron Blair replied to Lynn S. Nored's discussion Do We Have or Should We Have Elders That Are Leaders? in the group Leadership and Vision
"I agree with you that there is a significant lack of qualified/trained elders/leaders. I have found there is a significant lack of those able to discern and lead well within church leadership, and often the theory of Scripture can be left as theory…"
Oct 15, 2016
Lynn S. Nored replied to Debra's discussion Christian, Hypocrite or Both? in the group Down to Earth Thoughts by Deb
"Debra, You have given a very thoughtful discussion of this subject--both from a Christian's point of view and from the point of view of the non-Christian who looks at the Christian life.  There are, however, two definitions of a…"
Jun 21, 2015
Lynn S. Nored replied to James Nored's discussion If you raise children in the way of the Lord, will they really never depart from it? - 3 Keys to Understanding Proverbs in the group Preaching to Postmoderns
"This is a much needed lesson on the genre and use of proverbs.  I fear too many feel responsible and guilty for the decisions their adult children make.  Though I believe most parents feel deeply and sorrowfully when adult children make…"
May 13, 2015
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Preaching to Postmoderns

This is a website for learning and sharing best practices for preaching and communicating to "postmoderns"--that is, to people of today's culture. Please join in the discussion, post thoughts, etc. You can also join in at the website dedicated to this topic at More
Apr 17, 2015
Lynn S. Nored commented on James Nored's blog post Why No One Listens to Your Sermons Online - and 3 Ways How to Change This
"Great insight! I continual to be amazed at your ability to apply researched items pertinent to our culture to reaching others."
Apr 9, 2015
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Lynn S. Nored commented on Lynn S. Nored's blog post A Personal Transformation
"Will you send me your personal email address to Also do you have a Skype account? I want to commend you! I would rather communicate privately on the question you asked and your vision. But I commend what you are planning"
Mar 5, 2015

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Lynn is a Registered Professional engineer and is Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Oklahoma Christian University where he is one of the founders of the engineering department and headed the Electrical Engineering Dept. OC has established the Lynn and Martha Nored Endowed Scholarship in Engineering ( ) Lynn led extensive seminars in industry and in church related activities internationally. He held engineering management positions in industry to the vice-presidential level. Lynn served on the original board of directors of Let's Start Talking, is on the Development Council, and was Regional Representative and/or trainer for teams throughout the world. He is on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation for Biblical Studies overseeing the Institute of Theology and Christian Ministry in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has given seminars and training for Group Dynamics both in the U.S. and internationally. He has trained groups to study the bible using group discusssion techniques. He has led training in Personal Evangelism-- Lynn is a former elder in the High Pointe church of Christ in McKinney, Texas and is an avid supporter of missions.

His current interest is in postmodernism evangelism and recently taught a course on this at the South Pacific Bible College in Tauranga, New Zealand.

At present he is researching material on Why Do We Do Church the Way We Do Church--see the discussion group of that name on this site.

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A Personal Transformation

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 7:30pm 6 Comments

What is “transformation?” It is a metamorphosis from one state to another. It requires a “change” – a change of attitude and a change of action. We are admonished to “grow” to maturity. Sometimes this means a reexamination of our…


Lessons About the Usefulness of Christianity

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 12:03pm 0 Comments

Recently my wife and I were privileged to attend the Dedication Ceremony for the donation ceremony of Dr. Virgil Trout’s 16,000 volume library. Dr. Trout has lectured in over one-third of our nations major universities on Christianity, ethics, and Science. (See for a short bio). His topic at the dedication was: The Usefulness of the Impossible. The…


Reflections on Cooperation and Religious Divisions

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 5:58pm 0 Comments

Attendance at a recent Missions Resource Network benefit dinner, sparked thoughts of the religious divisions and lack of coorperation that long characterised congregtions of the churches of Christ.  I was born and raised in the 40's, 50's, and 60's--more than 50 years distance from our present culture.  During those times,  many good practices were prevalent, chief among them a…

The Siren Allure of Political Activism

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 8:29pm 1 Comment

Within  our Christian brotherhood we have both liberals and conservatives, Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians.  Many of them are active in the political sphere. In this essay, the dangers that can befall all groups are highlighted.

Can the Churches of Christ Have Unity in Diversity?

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

"Diversity" is a word charged with meaning in our world.  It usually provokes strong emotions from both proponents and antagonists.  In the secular world arguments for diversity rest upon two postulates: 1) Racial discrimination in the past necessitates positive inclusion of minority groups in decisions in order to "make up" for past discrimination in organizations 2)  "Studies show how diversity improves academic performance, reduces prejudice, lowers stress and psychological…


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At 12:42am on June 21, 2015, Bruno Serra said…

Hello Dear,
How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile,I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on( the full details.
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At 2:14pm on January 12, 2012, Mande.Chandra Sekhar said…

Greetings to you from church of Christ, Avanigedda. We hope and pray that you are all well and working happily for the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in His kingdom. We feel happy it is a great privilege to share our work  with you dear brethren in Christ.

Brother, my name is M. Chandra Sekhar, serving the church of Christ at Avanigedda in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh., and South India last 15 years. I thank God so much for He gives us a great privilege to preach and teach His word in our region. We receive good response from our people. God is continuously blessing our efforts.

At 4:22pm on March 7, 2011, James Nored said…

Hey dad. Tom Medlin, our old preacher back in Princeton, just joined MON. Check out the latest members and drop him a line!


At 10:47pm on April 15, 2010, James Nored said…
Hi pops. Have you found any of the discussions that I've posted interesting? Online is a good way to engage me, you know! :)
At 10:46pm on March 1, 2010, James Nored said…
Dad, you might re-post your discussion. It got split up somehow into different parts.
At 9:50pm on February 28, 2010, James Nored said…
Dad, I added a "Newshare" application on the site, where you can submit different news articles. Being a big news guy, I thought that you might enjoy submitting some news articles for us. Thanks!
At 11:03pm on February 27, 2010, James Nored said…
Good thoughts, dad. You can see my response.
At 10:31pm on February 27, 2010, James Nored said…
Dad, your probably be interested in Miguel's post...
At 11:31pm on February 14, 2010, James Nored said…
Hey Pops. How was your small group tonight? Thanks for your help on the greeting. I spoke briefly with the O'Tooles today. They clearly appreciate your study with them. Please keep us posted here!
At 8:53pm on February 4, 2010, James Nored said…
Hey dad. Please keep us posted on your Bible study!

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