Which is more important?
That line should have given you a hint right there!
Seriously, one of those words is interchangeable with important. The other is not.
Ok, Iâ€™ll give it to you, because Iâ€™ve got to run and this needs to be a short post.
Relevant is far and away more important. Contemporary simply means â€œnew or up to date.â€ Last time I checked a lot of new stuff wasnâ€™t really all that relevant or important. For instance, the newest batch of young brat celebs in Hollywood seem to be most notable for their lack of meaning of any kind! Seriously, what exactly is the point of Paris Hilton?
Does anyone really think Brittney can sing?
Theyâ€™re new (actually, theyâ€™re arenâ€™t even that anymore!), but they certainly are not relevant.
In fact, a lot of times whatâ€™s new is just the old stuff repackaged!
Want to really make your brain overheat?
A lot of old stuff repackaged can be very relevant as well as contemporary! Relevance can go both ways.
Young or old.
New or ancient.
Relevance is vital in ministry soâ€¦
Make sure your new stuff is actually relevant, and make sure your traditions are still working as well.