“What do buzz words like practical, engaging, and relevant actually mean? Is not the gospel of Christ crucified supremely relevant all by itself? Or is “relevant” another way of saying “new” (which may or not be a step in the right direction)?”
– Kevin DeYoung http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2011/10/19/listening-to-and-questioning-the-seeker-church
If I were to give definitions to these terms, I would say…
- Preachers don’t create relevance, we reveal relevance.
- People think doctrine is irrelevant because they’ve only seen it taught poorly or intellectually.