22 January 2011

A Word for the "Culturally Cool" Pastor or Church Planter

"Pastor, church planter…take the “once for all delivered to the saints” faith (Jude 3) from the previous generation of faithful men, and hand that sacred baton to the next generation of faithful men. You’d better determine to know nothing but Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1 Cor. 2:2). The whole counsel of God should consume you, and you should crucify yourself, and your style (Gal. 2:20). People don’t need to see how well you’ve assimilated the culture around you into your ministry and your message; they need to see Jesus and hear Him confront them and their fallen culture (cf. John 12:21)." 
--Travis Allen, Director of Internet Ministry at Grace to You from yesterday's blog post entitled, "Culturally Contextualized or Historically Connected?"

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