“So while Christianity may never be relevant or cool, here’s what it will be: Attractive.”
You had me completely until this. I think Christians need to shy away from consumer-based language. “Attractive” isn’t much different than “relevant.” The moment something stops being attractive, we trade it in for the newest model. The moment something stops being relevant, we trade it in for the newest model.
Christianity wasn’t ever meant to be attractive—it was meant to be life changing. But being a follower of Christ sucks. God makes you deal with the baggage you carry with you. God makes you clean out the closet of skeletons and cobwebs. God makes you deal with your sin. In America, that’s not attractive. But that’s God.
Attractive speaks to the crowd mentality. “Blessed are those . . .” But attractive never quite draws people in further, never draws them to stand at the foot of the cross. We must be something else, though I’m not sure what.