Excerpted from the July/August 2015 issue of Christian Woman Magazine.
There is much talk today in churches and in Christian literature about being relevant. Congregations tweak their service times and worship order to be relevant to people’s needs. Some have introduced different music styles while others have traded sound biblical teaching for entertainment. Many young people have dropped out of the church altogether because they say that it is not relevant to their needs and interests.
The message often heard today is that we must be accommodating to whatever is happening in society, and this message comes from a variety of sources – pop music, television, celebrity culture, professional sports and even the public school system, including higher education. Nothing, perhaps, has done more to shape public opinion than the Internet. We are told that we must accept homosexuality as an alternate lifestyle and that we must be tolerant of Islam. We are urged to interact with others through social media and to devote our productive time to popular causes, many of them dubious.