God is not relevant, he is the measure of relevance

From Connexions:

Indeed I'd suggest that the fundamental malaise of contemporary Christianity is precisely its substitution of a problem-solving God for a God who is ultimate mystery.
For many people, God is a god who answers my questions, satisfies my desires and supports my interests.  A user-friendly god you can access and download at the push of a prayer-key, a god you can file and recall when you need him (which gives "Save As" a whole new meaning!).  A utility deity for a can-do culture.  Evangelism becomes a form of marketing, and the gospel is reduced to a religious commodity.
The real God is altogether different.  He is not a useful, get-it, fix-it god.  He is not "relevant", he is the measure of relevance.  Indeed best think of God as good for nothing and totally unnecessary, playful rather than practical – and whose game is hide-and-seek: "such a fast / God," as the poet R. S. Thomas puts it, "always before us and / leaving as we arrive."  The Bible speaks of God as a desert wind, too hot to handle, too quick to catch.  A God who is only ever pinned down – on the cross.
Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada