Our world and our culture are both going through massive changes. These changes are increasing in both speed and complexity. They are shaping our values in regard to how we define family, faith, knowledge, and science. These changes are all too ready to leave the church behind as some quaint spiritual artifact. In such an arena of competing values and counter-Christian views, what options do we have as individual believers or as churches in our communities?
There is a story about a woman who brought home a plaque that said, “Prayer changes things.” She put it in her kitchen, above her sink. Her husband came home, and said, “Take that down, please.” She said, “Why? Don’t you believe in prayer?” He said, “Yes, but I don’t believe in change.”