In all of history, it has happened only once. A life fully devoted to God while simultaneously, fully engaged with the world. We call it the incarnation. It is the life of Jesus Christ; fully God, yet fully human. He was a Jew immersed in the culture of the first century world yet uncompromisingly holy. He did not live a retreated life but a righteous one. He did not live an isolated life but an influential one. Jesus Christ balanced relevance and righteousness in a way no one ever had. And He called his followers to do the same. It is not an easy calling: to be in the world but not of it; to be distinct from the world but engaged with it; to be real and relevant and at the same time, revolutionary and transformational.