It’s an alarming trend in Christianity today, that the church is ever looking more and more like the world, in some cases almost indistinguishable from the world. The church of God is called to be the salt of the earth and a city set on a hill. We are called to stand out in this world, and for our salt to preserve the culture around us. When the church abdicates it’s responsibility to “shake” out salt and “shine” out the light of the world, the culture decays around us, which is what we are seeing. The church needs to recommit to “shake and shine” to glorify our God in this world.