You see, you may look like salt, weigh like salt, smell like salt, but if you don’t taste like salt, then nobody will care to use you. God won’t. It’s the taste that makes the difference. Jesus commands us to be the light and salt of the earth (Matt. 5:13-16). That means that if you have Christ in your heart and you are not dead, then you are salty. The food doesn’t add flavor to the salt; we are called to do the reverse. To be the salt of the earth means to be the flavor of the world.
The new normal for children and broken families creates serious problems and substantial opportunities for the church in America. Church leaders will need to strike a delicate balance: caring for adults and children affected by divorce and single parenthood, while fostering an alternative culture where two-parent families and sex only in the context of marriage are the norms.
I think we can all agree there’s a discipleship deficit in evangelicalism. Perhaps the elephant in the room is that there isn’t a whole lot of discipling going on, even though that’s precisely what we, as Jesus’ followers, were commissioned to do.