I have blogged on a couple of topics in the last few weeks discussing our churches being culturally relevant, and the dissatisfaction with current worship music.  I think that Gordon Fee speaks well to that subject, and something that I hope that we are all striving towards.

It does not take too much further reflection to see how relevant – and crucial – Jesus’ message and ministry are to the total global mission of the church.  If Jesus for the most part limited his ministry to the Jews of his own historical context, our own task is to bring the good news of the kingdom to our own historical context – our global village, the world.  There are several ways in which this is so, flowing directly out of the mission and message of Jesus himself.  – Gordon Fee “Listening to the Spirit in the Text” p174