'The Chase for Relevance Leads to Irrelevance'

In today's broadcast of the White Horse Inn, Os Guiness, the author of Prophetic Untimeliness: A Challenge to the Idol of Relevance, expresses concern that in our zeal to "reach the culture," evangelicals are forsaking the gospel and becoming no better than liberals.
The liberals have gone down that route and have ended up as the tail of a dog, always wagging wherever the dog leads, and the extreme of that is people like John Shelby Spong, the Episcopal leader, and so on, which is really a sell-out of the gospel. And evangelicals resisted that stoutly, but nonetheless, 20 or 30 years under the influence of the seeker-sensitive movement, you've got an evangelical equivalent. So someone like, say, Brian McLaren [A New Kind of Christian] is exactly the same title as John Shelby Spong. And the irony is, in that chase for relevance, they become irrelevant because they tie themselves into some fashion of the spirit of the age, and as the saying goes, "He who marries the spirit of the age soon becomes a widower." So I'm trying to warn evangelicals: the chase for relevance leads to irrelevance.

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