Yeah, yeah... I know what the real conversation and inferences of relevance mean. After all, I gave my life to Jesus Christ through a seeker-sensitive megachurch and honesty have nothing but good things to say about it. But what I mean to illustrate is that we so often feel as though we have to prove how "cool" Jesus is or how much we aren't like those crazy televangelists but are much "saner, hipper" Christians.
And so here it is as I see it... take it or leave it:
We are not called to be anything other than fully-devoted Christ-followers. Whether or not discipleship in itself makes us geeks or totally hip is irrelevant... we are called to follow Jesus no matter what it does to us or how it appears to the world.
Thankfully, the love of Jesus is relevant to all people. So maybe all Christians reading this might want to consider stopping all attempts to "market the message." Rather, let's holistically love God, authentically love others, and redemptively love our enemies so that we just might BE the church in all its glorious relevance.
"Don't be flip with the sacred. Banter and silliness give no honor to God. Don't reduce holy mysteries to slogans. In trying to be relevant, you're only being cute and inviting sacrilege. " (Matthew 7:6, The Message... um, yeah...)