In a culture of radical individualism, the church is called to go deep

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The church needs to go deep in gospel resilience, not wide in cultural relevance

God always brought redempting to the culture through a remnant, a “creative minority”. When seeking relevance to the contemporary cultural myths, the church falls prey to it steady allure:

Those who have pursued a policy of relevance in their theology—attempting to reshape their theology into unorthodox forms to suit the contours of contemporary sensibilities—suffer the fate that liberal churches have throughout church history: inevitable decline and eventual disappearance. Mark Sayers, Disappearing Church – From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience

We need to focus on concrete people

Jesus went deep with a few rather than shallow with the public.


The church needs to go deep in gospel resilience not wide in cultural relevance