“Once we begin to see ourselves as belonging to a minority within a predominately pagan society with vestiges of cultural Christianity, we are freed up to reorganize our beliefs and practices in a more distinctly biblical pattern. Discipleship cannot mean going with the flow; it requires swimming against the current not only of contemporary culture but often of contemporary church life and experience. . . there is no mission without the church and no church without the mission.”
From The Gospel Commission by Michael Horton.