Honoring Tradition and Departing from It

Honoring Tradition and Departing from It

There is a natural resistance to change among those who uphold a culture of tradition. And since most of us uphold such a culture in one context or another, there is a natural resistance to change for most of us. Our traditions ground us, and even when we recognize...
Two Cents. One Cent. Little Sense.

Two Cents. One Cent. Little Sense.

Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I like the feel of change in my pocket and bills in my wallet. I like to pay with cash. If I can’t pay in exact change, I like to figure how to simplify the transaction. For example, my tab for an ice cream cone at McDonald’s was once...

Is Your Church Ready to Handle the Speed of Change?

When we were small children, the future was simply tomorrow. While it seemed distant, it was only a good night’s sleep away. Later, the future turned into dreams: What will you be when you grow up? The future felt like it was eons away but beckoned us with...