“The role of the prophetic first and foremost was to realign back with what was true or supposed to be true,” according to Ken Wytsma, Pastor of Antioch Church in Bend, OR and Founder of The Justice Conference. People are herd animals and will always naturally begin to syncretize with culture. The role of the church is to call people out of culture into an authentic Christianity.
Unfortunately, the American church has been syncretizing with American culture for decades. “We’ve made peace with American consumerism and have developed a strategy of doing church that has [American consumerism] at the center.” The church needs to stand outside of culture, show it for what it is and call people out of it.