Waiting for the Changing World to Arrive…


I’m re-reading Erwin McManus’s An Unstoppable Force – in spurts between other reading and work – and I’ve re-discovered (I say “re” because it’s highlighted in three different colors and underlined!) what may be my favorite quote of any I’ve read in the last three years…

My goal is not to keep up with the changing world, but to be standing there waiting for it when it arrives. People are going to need someone to show them the way.

Too often it seems the church is playing catch-up, responding (or reacting!) to what’s going on in the world. You see that in the way we talk about culture and in the way we design our messages and communications.

What would happen if we were truly out front, waiting for the world when it arrives?