Relevant

There’s a magazine out there called Relevant that I had a subscription to a while back. The magazine’s Web site used to be my home page and my MySpace page used to apply their theme. The magazine and its Web-equivalent was, last I checked (which has been a while), all about a Christian slant on pop culture . They review and reflect on music, news, movies, media (some of it “Christian”, some of it not), etc… through a supposed Biblical filter. I liked the concept of the “relevant” Christian and found it to be a good resource.

Well, over the years, I’ve decided that Relevant and the whole myth of culturally-rooted, relevant Christianity is actually quite irrelevant–both to the world and in the pursuit of Christlikeness.

This topic came up on blog I subscribe to and I took the opportunity to voice my thoughts. I’m not sure I’ve shared them before on this blog, so here’s a link to Boundless.org’s: Trend Management or Transformation?, where you can read them. Depending on where the comment conversation goes, I might be posting more on there.

(As I indicate in my comment, which is the first one below the blog, I really liked what Gary Thomas has to say on the topic, though I haven’t read his article in its entirety yet. On another topic, I also really liked what Thomas had to say in his great book “Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy, which was required reading at the Focus on the Family Institute. I highly recommend it.)

Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a blogger, marketer and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

3 Comments

amanda

about 10 years ago

Thanks for the book recommendation Joel...

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Chris

about 10 years ago

Hey Joel.... I got here from your Mysapce and I think this was awesome. I went and read the original post and a few of the comments after. Nice thoughts. When I read things like that I sometimes miss some of the comm class that actually had good discussions like this one!

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Joel

about 10 years ago

Thanks for the feedback, Chris. Ol' Comm class... good memories... :)

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