Christianity has struggled to be relevant to the world.
There is a reason for this struggle: Christianity isn’t supposed to be relevant to the world; it’s supposed to be separate from the world.
One would think this would be common knowledge for a group of people who view the Bible as their authority. But alas, saying the Bible is your authority and having the Bible BE your authority are two different things.
So, Christianity attempts to be friends with the world and tries to be a little darker to attract the darkness, so as not to blind with light. Not only does this lead to heresy, ineffectiveness, spiritual lethargy and ultimately leaves many to rot in hell, it also creates much cringe-worthy, awful, attempts at coolness. Observe:
I’m going to go cry now.