From the Sept/Oct, 2013 issue of Touchstone
Good News or Dead End? by S. M. Hutchens


Good News or Dead End?

Genuine Seekers & Holy Irrelevance

A friend whose life has been spent as a staff member in an Evangelical parachurch organization has over the last few years become increasingly distressed at the changes in that ministry as well as in the movement at large. Recently he sent a letter to a number of his correspondents indicating as much, saying that in these environs there had been too much emphasis on being relevant, and that relevance was no good apart from holiness, to which Evangelicals must return, whatever the cost in attrition might turn out to be. He invited us to respond.

Surely he is right about the importan . . .

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