Why We Hate Change (& why that has to change)

Why We Hate Change (& why that has to change)


Living things change... it's a fact of life.

Think about it in terms of a newborn baby. There are cycles to life. From newborn to infant to baby to toddler to early adolescence, there are some major changes that take place.

My daughter is 5 now. She does not look exactly the same way she looked 5 years ago. She is able to do things now that she couldn’t do back then, like walk and carry on a conversation (that makes sense—most of the time).

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A Primer on Change for the Church

A Primer on Change for the Church

“What is the difference between a living thing and a dead thing? In the medical world, a clinical definition of death is a body that does not change. Change is life. Stagnation is death. If you don't change, you die. It's that simple. It's that scary.”  ― Leonard Sweet

Anything that is healthy, anything that is living, anything that is productive… changes. Why? It can’t help it.

To be alive is to change. We don’t have to like it; in fact… we don’t like it, but the inevitability of change is something that everyone has to decide whether to embrace and engage in or to ignore, thereby fading into obscurity.

This could never be more practical and applicable than when discussing the church.

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MOTIVES — Why I Can't Not Strive for Revolutionary Church (and other double negatives)

MOTIVES — Why I Can't Not Strive for Revolutionary Church (and other double negatives)

Why do we do the things we do?

The question of motive is significant and the answers are numerous. On a daily basis, any number of our driving motives can be linked to: responsibility, requirement, fear, joy, desire, anger, ignorance, conviction, guilt and so on.

One of the most important questions you will ever ask and answer will be, “What is my motivation for doing/saying ___________________?” If you can find that answer, it might just change everything.

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