I have heard it said before and at one time shared the same opinion.
That is that we, the body of Christ, are to remain relevant to the
culture in which we live in. This like most good things, has the
incredible potential of being corrupted. For me, I lost sight of my
purpose in the Body, having been fed up with legalism, I ran. I didn’t
want to step back into any building. And some have lost sight as well,
because they are so caught up in being relevant they forget their
original purpose. They install the latest technology, throw in a few
coffee bars, replace the pews with couches all in the name of relevance
and at the cost of authenticity.
Mind you, I love having a coffee
bar at our church. The coffee bar or the couch isn’t the problem. The
problem is a dangerous trend in the twenty-somethings to get caught up
in cultural relevance, that they forget to be relevant to Christ. We
were called to be relevant to Christ first, the to our culture. Not the
other way around. Anyone get me?