Saturday, March 12, 2005

Eugene Peterson on Relevance

I think relevance is a crock. I don't think people care a whole lot about what kind of music you have or how you shape the service. They want a place where God is taken seriously, where they're taken seriously, where there is no manipulation of their emotions or their consumer needs.
From Spirituality for All the Wrong Reasons. If this was anyone but Peterson I would have dismissed this out of hand. But Peterson wrote the Message in accessible english that carried the emotion of the original, he thinks U2 is prophetic. He's not against being hip and cool. He's against cool as a way around the hard work of loving people one on one. It's a great article and a must read.

Thanks to Jordon for pointing it out.

- Peace

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