But there's a right way and a wrong way in being counter-cultural. The right way is to stand up to the world and make the necessary sacrifices inherent with living an authentic Christian life. The wrong way is to run up the white flag and take the easy way out, while still claiming to be Christian.
The following story falls under the latter:
From the DailyMail.uk: Church to Hold Christmas Celebration in April (bold mine)
Christmas is coming early to one Manchester church this year - because the vicar says his congregation is too busy in December.
Members of the Levenshulme Baptist Church will be sitting down to a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, crackers, and party hats on Sunday, just four months since the birth of Christ was last celebrated.
Reverend Ian Spence came up with the idea as he believes getting his flock together to mark the occasion is more important than the date it is held on.
In his experience, his congregation is usually too busy visiting relatives to get together on December 25.
And despite initial scepticism, not least from his wife, Rachel - who is also a minister at the Elmsworth Avenue church - he says members of the congregation are all looking forward to celebrating Christmas early.
He said: 'I think my wife was slightly bemused when I first suggested a second Christmas, but my sons are really excited.'
The couple have two sons, Reuben David, four, and Jacob Peter, two, who will be getting a visit from Father Christmas.
Rev Spence, who's been a minister at the church for four years, said: 'Jesus probably wasn't born in December or April - we don't know when he was born - so this is probably as good a day as any.
'I came up with the idea because many of our congregation are away visiting relatives on December 25, so we don't get to celebrate together.'