I have lately been reading a great book called Unfashionable by Tullian Tchividjian. This book calls us to make a difference in the world by being different from the world. We are not to marry today's fashion, we are not to conform to this world (Rom. 12:2). In the world today Christians don't really stand out, instead they try to fit in. We wear clothes, play music, and even talk exactly like the world. We may put a Christian label on it, but that doesn't make that much of a difference. We are conforming to the world in such a subtle way that we don't realize that instead of standing out we are blending in! We have indeed married today's fashion and we will be tomorrow's widow. We will find that any influence we might have had is completely gone, or we will find that we have been influenced by the world so deeply that we don't even care to make a difference anymore! Beware of trends, beware of the fashion of this world. Do not conform, because the only way to make a difference in your world is by being drastically different from it.
Do not conform to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.... Romans 12:2