Our Greatest Need as Twenty-First Century Churches
From Tullian Tchividjian’s excellent book Unfashionable:
I have good news for all of us who are becoming weary of this pressure from church leaders to fit in with the world: we don’t have to. The relevance of the church doesn’t depend on its ability to identify the latest cultural trends and imitate them, whatever they might be. “The ultimate factor in the church’s engagement with society,” [Os] Guinness says, “is the church’s engagement with God,” not the church’s engagement with the latest intellectual or corporate fashion. Contrary to what we’ve been hearing, our greatest need as twenty-first-century churches is not that we’re culturally out of touch; it’s that we’re theologically out of tune.