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Jun 21 2009

Relevance in Worship: God or Culture?

…we should be discerning about mimicking the culture rather than truly entering into it.  We tend to make relevance a value in and of itself, and that may or may not be right in light of the gospel…

…nothing could be more relevant than the God who made us and came to live among us in Jesus Christ.  The real danger is noth that we pursue releveance too much but too little; it's too much about our culture and too little about God.  So pastors, worship leaders and church ministries spend a great deal of time on Christian subcultural packaging that is intended to carry the gospel indistinguishably into secular culture….

…This type of relevance often means mimicry of human culture instead of the heart and passions of God.  The church that gives in to the wrong kind of relevance runs the danger of losing its saltiness and finally having nothing to offer.

-Mark Labberton

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