Please, say it ain’t so! I’m afraid it is, kid.
Right here in my home state of New Jersey, a five-church outfit called Liquid Church–is that anything like liquid lunch?–has set up nativity scenes with Star Wars characters instead of the Holy Family ( http://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2015/12/09/star-wars-nativity-new-jersey/ ). Exit Mary, replaced by Princess Leia. Exit Joseph, replaced by Han Solo. And so on.
Why have they done this? Says the pastor, “As a church, we want to be dynamic, engaging, and culturally relevant.”
Sounds like an epitaph to me. Inscription on the tombstone of a dead and buried church: “We were culturally relevant.”
God save us.