God didn’t call His church to be relevant or woke or contemporary as much as He called her to be faithful.
Faithful to the God-breathed Scriptures that are able to make one wise for salvation.
Faithful to the gospel proclaimed first by Jesus then by the apostles then commissioned to us to take into all the world.
Faithful to the Jesus who is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
When the Church becomes too much like the world, she loses the very hope that the world needs from her.
When our faith adapts to the changing times instead of changing the times, we end up with a form of religion that denies its very power.
May we all repent and return and once again be faithful.